OSHA has recently announced its renewed Alliance with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) to “promote best practices to reduce worker exposure to hazardous chemicals”. This agreement is set for two year. Their main goal for is to continue to address hazard communication and to increase the awareness of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals- or GHS.
According to OSHA, more than 32 million Americans are exposed to as many as 650,000 hazardous chemical products in their workplace. This Alliance aims at communicating with us workers with the appropriate awareness of any encounters with harmful chemicals that could lead to illnesses and/or injuries. Information sheets on the health and physical hazards of chemicals will be created in this collaboration, as well as the elements that make a GHS label compliant.
Along with this, information will be shared with the public on OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and any rulemaking processes.
To view OSHA’s hazard Communication webpage, visit http://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/index.html
To view the press release, visit http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=21906
For classes on Hazard Communication, visit http://www.safetylinks.net/index.php/training/safety-courses-for-all-industries/hazcom