As of June 1, 2015, OSHA will have updated requirements for Data Sheets, Labeling and Pictograms for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs) to communicate the hazards of hazardous chemical products. The HCS will now require new SDSs to be in a uniform format, and include the section numbers, the headings, and associated information under headings.
OSHA has updated the requirements for labeling of hazardous chemicals under its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). All labels will be required to have pictograms, a signal word, hazard and precautionary statements, the product identifier, and supplier identification. A sample revised HCS label, identifying the required label elements, is shown on the right. Supplemental information can also be provided on the label as needed.
The new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification.
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