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On March 26, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) completed a years-long effort to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Chemical Classification and Labeling into the Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard. In addition to many changes to hazard criteria, this rule significantly revises labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). The new regulations also...
OSHA’s rule to align its current Hazard Communication Standard with the global harmonization system (GHS) has been finalized, and will appear in the Federal Register in the near future. In a press conference this afternoon, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels described...
Yesterday, the Federal Register finally published the Fall 2011 Regulatory Flexibility Agendas, as required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 USC 602). Compared to the Unified Agenda published last month (and discussed ), the Flexibility Agendas only include rules that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (SEIOSNOSE) or are otherwise identified as significant rulemakings. Ever since the OMB took the lead on managing the agendas...
Twice each year, the departments and independent agencies of the Federal government publish public agendas of their rulemaking activities. These semiannual agendas both review recent new rules and announce upcoming rule activities. While each agency and department creates its own agenda...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a white paper last Friday discussing injury and illness prevention programs.
What to do before, during, and after a RCRA
hazardous waste inspection to defend your site from rising state and Federal penalties.