This topic covers the labeling requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS or HazCom), including the new Globally Harmonized System, or GHS, amendments, which applies to any employer whose workers may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Manufacturers must label every hazardous chemical container with key information on the substance it contains, and worker training must include an explanation of the labeling system.
For a compliance timetable, links to GHS traning materials, and other GHS information, see this HazCom Training article and BLR’s GHS and Hazard Communication Resource Center.
For related resources and training materials, refer to the following topics:
- Hazard Communication for information about OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard, including GHS revisions
- MSDS for information about HazCom MSDS and/or SDS requirements
- Hazmat Labels for information about DOT hazardous material (HazMat) labeling requirements