It appears OSHA’s update of its hazard communication standard will be slightly delayed.
OSHA has extended the comment period for the proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to May 19, 2021.
The comment period was extended by 30 days to allow stakeholders more time to review the proposed rule.
OSHA issued a proposed rule Feb. 5 updating the HCS to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
Regulators say the update will improve information on labels and Safety Data Sheets for hazardous chemicals, therefore better protecting workers.
Proposed hazcom standard changes will also address issues since OSHA adopted the Globally Harmonized System in 2012.
Submit comments on Docket No. OSHA-2019-0001 electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal.