Material Handling & Logistics (MH&L), featured Appli-Tec’s case study about how it met OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard for its adhesive products a month before the June 2015 deadline.
In this detailed article, you’ll learn how Appli-Tec began preparing for the new standard a year in advance of the deadline — and what we had to do to get all that SDS information on our adhesive syringe labels.
When OSHA adopted Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200, its main purpose was to bring the United States into alignment with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (or GHS for short).
The revised standard requires that information about chemical hazards be conveyed on product labels. The labels must provide instructions about how to handle the product so that users can protect themselves. In addition, the labels must include red pictograms to visually depict the hazards associated with the product.
As reported here in MH&L in December 2015 (“Chemical Firms are Unprepared for GHS Regulations”), 65% of companies surveyed stated they needed another 6-12 months in order to be ready for compliance. [continue reading . . .]