The important regulations put in place by OSHA as part of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Classification and Labelling of Chemicals has important codified milestones in place and significant consequences for any failure to comply with the relevant regulations by the stated compliance dates. As part of our continuing effort to make sure our clients are properly informed and are able to overcome any administrative obstacles along the OSHA timeline, we have created this clarified listing of key moments and labeling requirements to make it easier than ever for your company to stay ahead of the regulatory changes and become known for setting industry best practices.
The Following Timeline Shows The Relevant GHS Compliance Deadlines:
Dec. 1, 2013 — Employers train workers on new labels and MSDS formats
June 1, 2015 — Chemical manufacturers reclassify chemicals and update labels & MSDSs
Dec. 1, 2015 — Distributors no longer ship chemicals labeled under old HazCom Standard
June 1, 2016 — Employers fully compliant with GHS
Be Proactive And Become Compliant Now To Avoid Regulatory Fees and Sanctions
With many years of experience dealing with these kinds of important regulatory changes, the primary reason we see some companies fail to achieve compliance in time is a conscious decision to wait for the last possible minute before taking the necessary steps to bring your business practices into full alignment with OSHA criteria. That can lead to unexpected delays, milestone shortfalls and many major headaches that could have been avoided. Taking proactive steps to come into compliance now is the best way to allow for necessary changes in business practices or acquisition of materials with time to spare before regulatory inspections begin. It really is simple, if you contact us now to get started instead of waiting for the final moments before you fall out of mandated OSHA standing.