Do All Chemical Containers Need GHS Labels?
U.S. employers have been subject to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals for about a year and a half. OSHA adopted the global hazard communication system for U.S. workplaces in 2012 and the extended transition period ended in June 2016. For facilities that use hazardous chemicals, incoming shipments should now display container labels that comply with OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard.
But what about chemicals onsite since before GHS took effect? Do all workplace chemical containers now need GHS labels? This question continues to cause confusion for employers – and the answer is simpler than it may seem.
Read the full article on the Safety + Health Magazine website now.
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Tags: chemicals, GHS, hazard communication, HazCom, hazmat shipping
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