GHS Checklist

GHS Checklist: United States

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GHS: Key dates to note in 2015: United States

Effective Completion Date Requirement(s) Who
June 1, 2015* ,December 1, 2015 Compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule, except: Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers.
The Distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label Chemical manufacturers and distributors must Complete hazard reclassification and produce GHS styled labels and safety data sheets.
Distributors receive an additional 6 months to complete shipments of old inventory.
By Dec. 1.2015, Distributors must comply fully with HCS requirements. (Grace period for shipments of old inventory ends.)
June 1, 2016 Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. Employers must be in full compliance with revised HCS including complete training of employees on new hazards and/or revisions to workplace hazard communication program. Ensure all internal labels are updated, written Hazard Communication is updated and all SDS’s have been updated.
Transition Period to the effective completion dates noted above May comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current standard, or both Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers

Sources: www.osha.gov

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