Question of the Week: When Do I have to Update My Material Safety Data Sheets?
The final deadline for compliance with GHS workplace hazcom rules was June 1, 2016. By that date, employers whose workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals were required to update their workplace hazard communication system and provide additional training on any newly identified GHS hazards. Click here to find out more about OSHA's incorporation of GHS standards into the 1910.1200 hazard communication Standard.
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Original Post (June 2011)
Q. Under the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires manufacturers and importers to obtain or develop material safety data sheets (MSDS) for each hazardous chemical they produce or import. Manufacturers and importers must provide these MSDS to distributors and employers with their initial shipment, and with the first shipment after the MSDS are updated.
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