OSHA’s Hazcom/Global Harmonization System (GHS) next Compliance Deadline: June 16, 2016

OSHA’s Hazard Communication (Hazcom) standard has been Globally Harmonized!

Employers have until June 1, 2016 to meet the final compliance dates for updating employee training and company Hazcom GHS programs.  Several deadlines have arrived and passed, including:

  • December 2013 - Employer’s initial requirement to train employees on the new hazard classification and labeling system 
  • June 1, 2015 - Chemical manufacturer requirements to update labels and Safety Data Sheets to meet the new required formats 

As a result of the re-evaluation of chemical hazards in order to properly identify and categorize the hazards, employers must provide additional training and make any final changes to their Hazcom/GHS programs by June 16, 2016.

For assistance with OSHA compliance issues,  contact:

Steve Kirschner
Vice President