The Final Rule incorporating the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) into the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012 [an electronic copy is available in the Member’s area of the NAPIM website].
In general and from an ink manufacturer’s perspective, the major changes/impacts of the GHS incorporation into HazCom standard are:
• Chemical Hazard Classification
• Product Labeling
• Safety Data Sheet (formerly material safety data sheets)
• Trade Secrets
• Compliance Schedule
Read the entire guidance document in the NAPIM members’ area.