HazCom GHS clears OMB review

By: March 6th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

Adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labeling chemicals into the Hazard Communication Standard just got one step closer to reality.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concluded its review on February 21, “with a ruling that OSHA’s rule was ‘consistent with change,’” reports MSDSonline, February 23.

The “consistent with change” qualifier indicates OMB agreement with the intent of the rule, but requires a “substantive” change before publishing in the Federal Register, according to the report.

The notice in the Federal Register will include implementation and enforcement dates, which could be as long as one and two years respectively.

 

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