This is the first update to OSHA's HAZCOM standards since 2012, at which point it was aligned to GHS 3rd version, this proposal will align with the 7th version published in 2017.
The international GHS standard is constantly evolving, so this helps the US come into alignment with the rest of the international community, which is the purpose of the HAZCOM GHS standard.
Some of the key modifications:
- Additional flexibility for labeling bulk shipments of hazardous chemicals, including allowing labels to be placed on the immediate container or transmitted with shipping papers.
- Alternative labeling options where it can be demonstrated that it is not feasible to use traditional pull-out labels, fold-back labels, or tags.
- New requirements to update labels on containers that have been released for shipment, but not distributed yet.
Make sure you stay up to date on the proposed updates.