OSHA SDS Deadline
By the GHS safety data sheet deadline (June 1, 2016), users of potentially hazardous chemicals must have updated any "alternative workplace labeling" that they are using, as well as incorporating the elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) into their written Hazard Communication Programs. They must also have provided employees with any additional training that the employees need about chemicals that have newly identified physical or health hazards based on GHS criteria.
What are we doing to help organizations with the transition to GHS?
- Your Healthcare Compliance Pros program includes all the training and updated information you will need on this new OSHA Standard.
- Your OSHA training contains information about the GHS and updates to SDS.
- We have an online SDS database containing thousands of chemicals, cleaning agents, office supplies, medications, and other chemicals that we maintain for our clients.
HCP is working diligently to update all older versions of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that comply with the Globally Harmonized System requirements. This is an ongoing process as the manufacturers update the datasheets for their products, but you can be certain that HCP is doing all we can to ensure that your SDS binder contains the most up-to-date versions of the safety data sheets for chemicals used in your practice.
If you have any questions about this important reminder please do not hesitate to contact us.