Product Stewardship Whitepaper
Industry experts answer your questions about compliance with the globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals.
The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), marking the first significant change to Safety Data Sheets (SDS), labeling and other forms of hazard communication in the United States in nearly 30 years. One of OSHA’s key stated goals with the update is to evolve from the established worker "right to know” to the worker’s “right to understand."
However, the alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) might leave many organizations with questions on how to transition their operations to the new HCS standard.
IHS product stewardship experts have produced a new whitepaper, Industry Experts Answer Your Questions about Compliance With the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, which provides valuable insights that will enable you confidently execute your change management strategy around OHSA’s new hazard communications standard.
Who should view this report: Executives and front-line professionals who are responsible for product stewardship and EHS regulatory compliance, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and hazard communication document authoring, workplace health and safety management, and addressing stakeholder demands for transparent reporting of risks and costs associated with product design, development and manufacturing.
Read this complimentary report to learn how manage change around OHSA’s HCS standard, critical deadlines for HCS compliance, changes to standards for classifying chemicals, new formatting requirements for SDSs and other hazard communications documents and much more.
Download this complimentary whitepaper for answers to critical GHS-related questions, including:
- How does the HCS 2012 affect previous or other current regulations?
- When will we need to start producing SDSs in the new format?
- What is the difference between the definition of a chemical, substance, and mixture under the new GHS standard?
- What training requirements must your company implement by the GHS 2013 deadline?
- What type of new information will your company need to report on the HCS 2012 SDS?