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Posters printed in high-quality full color and guaranteed to be the most up to date versions available. 


LAMINATED POSTERS
*Laminated on both sides.


NON-LAMINATED POSTERS
*Made with recycled bond paper & non-laminated.


OSHA has modified the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to adopt the GHS to improve safety and health of workers through more effective communications on chemical hazards.

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.
Adoption of the GHS in the US and around the world will also help to improve information received from other countries—since the US is both a major importer and exporter of chemicals, American workers often see labels and safety data sheets from other countries.

During the phase-in period, employers would be required to be in compliance with either the existing HCS or the revised HCS, or both.

OSHA is requiring that employees are trained on the new label elements (i.e., pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and signal words) and SDS format by December 1, 2013, while full compliance with the final rule will begin in 2015.

The three major areas of change are in hazard classification, labels, and safety data sheets.
Hazard classification: The definitions of hazard have been changed to provide specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. These specific criteria will help to ensure that evaluations of hazardous effects are consistent across manufacturers, and that labels and safety data sheets are more accurate as a result.
Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format.

 IDEAL FOR:  Hospitals, science laboratories in educational institutions, chemical companies (i.e. exterminators) gardeners, and for general businesses wherein employees are exposed to hazardouse materials.
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