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OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard

Posted in on Thu, Apr 12, 2012

From OSHA QuickTakes –

To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), aligning with the United Nations’ global chemical labeling system (GHS).

The revised standard, once implemented, will prevent an estimated 43 deaths and result in an estimated $475.2 million in enhanced productivity for U.S. businesses each year.

For more information about the harmonized standard, read the news release, visit OSHA’s new Hazard Communication page, and see the special issue of QuickTakes about HCS and GHS.

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