OSHA chemical labelling deadline draws near

24 May 2016

Drycleaners are reminded that from 1 June 2016 they must ensure that their businesses comply with new chemical labelling standards.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)) requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (formerly known as MSDS, or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to downstream users, such as drycleaners, to communicate information on these hazards.
Operators must have OSHA Safety Data Sheets (SDS) available, pictograms for individual products, new standard labels and employee training on hazardous chemicals in their work area.
Businesses could face steep fines for failing to comply.

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