Six Steps to Creating a Successful Hazard Communication Program

Monday, November 14th, 2016

When OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, the final transition deadline of June 2016 was years away. In that time period, employers covered under HazCom were expected to train employees on the revised standard (by December 2013), and manufacturers were expected to update all labels and safety data sheets to comply with the requirements (by December 2015). And now, all employers covered under HazCom are expected to be in full compliance.

Has everyone in your shop been trained on the hazardous chemicals they’re exposed to on a daily basis? In this column, we’re going to talk about how you can create a safer, more informed workplace, as well as stay compliant with OSHA regulations.


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