Solvents and Hazard Communication

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update will also help reduce trade barriers and result in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals while providing cost savings for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the hazard communication standard.  1910.1200(a)(2)

All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provide information about health effects data, workplace exposure limits, use of protective clothing when appropriate, various environmental regulatory requirements, and techniques for managing flammability.  

An SDS also provides:

Information on the potential hazards, how to protect against them, and steps to take in an emergency
Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) Handling, storage, transportation, spills, and disposal advice Regulatory information such as OSHA classification and labeling.

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