New OSHA Deadline: Training About Hazardous Materials

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Topic New OSHA Deadline: Training About Hazardous Materials
Background The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Hazard Communication standard, aligning it with the United Nations’ global chemical labeling system.
Regulating Body OSHA
Compliance Date 12/1/2013
Consequences OSHA requires all employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplace to have labels and readily accessible SDS for their exposed workers, and to train them to handle the chemicals appropriately. By Dec 1, 2013, employers must have trained their workers on the new label elements and the SDS format.
Next Steps OSHA’s Hazard Communication website has the following QuickCards and OSHA Briefs to help employers with the required training. • Label QuickCard (English/Spanish) • Pictogram QuickCard (English/Spanish) • Safety Data Sheet QuickCard (English) (Spanish) • Safety Data Sheet OSHA Brief
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