Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Compliance
OSHA published an updated Hazard Communications standard in March 2012 to include the major elements of the GHS. A three year transitional period is in place to allow companies to have enough time to fully implement the new standard in their facilities.
The Streamlined Guide to GHS
A Complete Resource to Navigate HazCom/GHS Compliance
We broke down some of the key components of HazComm/GHS compliance in this guide to help you:
- Manage deadlines
- Implement a new hazard communication plan
- Understand and use Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Update your labels
GHS Compliance Timeline
Continue to enhance your HazCom program on your journey to HazCom/GHS compliance:
December 1, 2013
Deadline: Employers must train employees on the new label elements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format including:
- Training on new label elements
- How to use a label in the workplace
- How elements of a label work together
- Training on the SDS format
- How a label is realated to the SDS
June 1, 2015
Deadline: Chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors reclassify chemicals, send chemicals with SDSs and labels in the GHS format.
December 1, 2015
Deadline: Distributors send only chemicals with updated SDSs and labels.
June 1, 2016
Deadline: Employers are in full compliance with the HazCom/GHS standard.
Learn more about what you can do
to better prepare for each deadline with our
Streamlined Guide to GHS
GHS Labels, Label Makers, Training & Services
GHS Training Kits