GHS for Hazard Communication
OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 1910.1200) has now been updated with the U.N.'s GHS Standard. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 1910.1200) was created to protect employees from the health hazards and physical hazards of workplace chemicals. In March 2012, OSHA made its final publication on the revised Hazard Communications Standard that now incorporates most elements of the U.N.'s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) regulations.
This update significantly affects how companies will manage their hazard communications. It requires employers to communicate any chemical hazards to which they may be exposed to in the workplace.
Many chemicals create safety hazards for your workplace, as they have the potential to cause fires, explosions and other serious accidents. Chemical exposure can lead to many severe health conditions, including heart ailments, cancer, kidney and lung damage, sterility, burns, and rashes.
Learn what you need for a compliant Hazard Communication program:
Brady offers a “5 Steps to a Hazard Communication Program” compliance guide to ensure facility and employee safety.
Learn more about the GHS standard and updated regulations:
Find out specifics about why GHS regulations were created and how the changes are beneficial to universal labeling procedures.
- Globally Harmonized System Solutions Brochure
- Introduction to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Whitepaper
- 5 Steps to a Hazard Communication Compliance Program Whitepaper
- Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Requirements Document
- Classification & Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals
- Hazard Communication FAQ
- GHS Pictograms Guide
- GHS Quick Tips