EMS Fully Supports the New GHS Requirement
On March 23, 2012, OSHA adopted a new Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard. This “new” standard is part of the 20-year-old world-wide effort to standardize the way chemical hazard information is communicated. It is known as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). You can read all about it on the OSHA website).
The new standard has big implications for every company that stores and handles chemicals. It will require new labeling and new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for every chemical on site. The new colored labels will require new signal words as well as new standardized images. The new Safety Data Sheets replace the current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and contain additional information and new images as well.
You have two years from the date it is approved to come into compliance.
If you are an existing Chemical Safety customer, contact our technical support team to get our latest update – you’re covered – EMS already has full GHS support built in. If you need help with the transition, give us a call. We have the methodology and software tools to help make it as painless as possible.