GHS Training Deadline: Dec 1 2013

What is GHS:

 

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication, providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets.

 

What is the phase in periods of GHS:

 

Effective Completion Date Requirements Who
Dec. 1, 2013 Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format Employers
Jun. 1, 2015*
 
Dec. 1, 2015
Compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule, except:
The Distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label
Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers
Jun. 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
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