Are You Ready for the GHS Revision 7 Changes?
OSHA recently indicated its intent to update the current HazCom 2012 Standard – which is aligned with GHS Revision 3 – to align it with the United Nation’s most recent edition, GHS Revision 7.
The UN allows nations and agencies the flexibility to pick and choose which elements of the GHS to adopt. While specifics around the updates won’t be known until the agency publishes a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in February 2019, we can expect its alignment with Revision 7 will happen in a way that continues to address its specific needs and interests, and works within the scope of its regulatory oversight for hazardous chemicals in the U.S.
A number of noteworthy modifications appear in Revision 7 as compared to its preceding edition – Revision 6 – that safety professionals should be aware of, since OSHA may choose to adopt some or all of these changes when they align the HazCom Standard with the newest version of the GHS.
Visit the MSDSonline blog for a look at what’s new, and advice on how to prepare for these changes.