OMB Completes Review of GHS

The Office of Management and Budget has concluded its review of the integration of the Globally Harmonized System into the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. Following is a basic summary:

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has concluded its review of OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and GHS adoption is pending.
According to the OMB website, OMB concluded its review of the revised HCS on February 21, 2012 with a ruling that OSHA’s rule was “consistent with change.” Consistent with change means that OMB agrees with the intent of the rule, but wants to see a “substantive” change before it is published. Once the change is made, it may be published in the Federal Register.

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