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Do All Chemical Containers Need GHS Labels?

Posted on 4/9/2018 by Joel Gregier, CDGP and Roger Marks

Do all chemical containers need GHS labels? Lion instructor and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) Joel Gregier answers this common OSHA chemical hazard communication question in Safety + Health Magazine online this month.

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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Join a full-time Lion instructor for this live webinar and find out how new GHS labeling rules will impact your hazardous chemical shipments. Knowing which labels belong on which containers, and when, is crucial to prevent rejection, incidents in transit, and costly fines. 

In a jam-packed two hours, this webinar covers the critical differences and overlaps between DOT hazmat labeling rules and OSHA's new GHS rules for workplace chemical containers. Be confident you know when DOT rules, OSHA rules, or both apply to your packages. Reserve your seat here. 

Tags: chemicals, GHS, hazard communication, HazCom, hazmat shipping

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