OSHA wants first wave of training completed by Dec. 1

August 9, 2013

OSHA is requiring training on the new label elements of the Safety Data Sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets).

You have until December 1, 2013 to train your staff on revised Hazard Communication Standards (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Specifically, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requiring training on the new label elements of the Safety Data Sheets (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets).

New information on the labels include product identifier, signal words, pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements and more.

Go to osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html to assist in the required training.