Environmental & Safety Blog
September 23, 2013
There have been a number of huge changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) recently. Are you ready?
This is the year you'll need to train employees on how to read and understand GHS formatted safety data sheets (SDSs) and labels. If you haven't done so already, now is the time to lay the groundwork for compliance.
The hazcom standard applies to almost every organization and employer covered by OSHA regulations. It applies to manufacturers, importers, and distributors of hazardous chemicals, and to employers with employees exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals in general industry workplaces, shipyards, marine terminals, long-shore operations, construction sites, and certain agricultural workplaces.
Here are 6 helpful tips that can help ensure compliance with HazCom and the protection of your employees: