GHS

October 21, 2015James Lee

On 9 October 2015, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare published and enacted a new Mexican Official Standard, NOM-018-STPS-2015, Harmonized System for the Identification and Communication of Hazards and Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace.

April 6, 2015James Lee

On February 9, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memo on enforcement guidance regarding the June 1, 2015 deadline for key elements of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), commonly known as HCS 2012 or HazCom 2012.

February 11, 2015James Lee

On 11 February 2015, Health Canada issued the final Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in Canada Gazette II that implement the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada.

August 19, 2013Emilia Vassileva and Kirsten Wallerstedt

On its meeting on August 20, 2013, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission plans to adopt a draft decision on the Technical Regulation of the Customs Union, “On the Safety of Chemical Products.” According to the draft decision, the Technical Regulation will be enforced on February 15, 2015.

January 16, 2013David Don

Through the various regional Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Conferences I attended in 2012 – which included Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania – there were some themes and comments from the many talented EH&S professionals I encountered.

April 30, 2012James Lee

After much waiting and anticipation, OSHA published its new Hazard Communication Standard 2012 in the Federal Register, aligning the old HCS with GHS and ushering it into a new era.