Federal OSHA adopted the update of the Hazard Communication standard, known as the Global Harmonization Standard or GHS on May 25, 2012. Utah’s state plan OSHA adopted it on November 25, 2012. The new standard updates the existing Hazard Communication standard (1910.1200) to make workplace chemical safety and health information more universal and enhance hazard understanding for employees.
There are some critical dates by which employers are required to take action. These are:
There are a number of resources available to help employers understand the new standard and train their employees about the changes that will affect them.
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Federal OSHA New Hazard Communication Standard Web Page:
Free on-line 24 minute video produced by the state of Maine Consultation services: