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College Students Participate in Inaugural HVAC Education Program

OSHA has issued an internal memorandum outlining enforcement guidance for some of the 2012 Hazard Communication Standard’s requirements which will go into effect June 1, 2015, reports HARDI. The memo focuses on the requirement that chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors must develop and us safety data sheets and labels for their chemical mixtures that align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

OSHA indicates that it will not issue a citation against manufacturers and others if they exercised “reasonable diligence” and “good faith” to classify and label their chemical mixtures in accordance with the 2012 HCS requirements. Data sheets and labels must comply with the 1994 HCS requirements as well.  

The HCS 2012 permits distributors to continue to ship chemicals with HCS 1994 labels until Dec. 1, 2015. In a limited situation described in the memorandum, distributors will be allowed to ship chemicals permissibly labeled with HCS 1994 compliant labels until Dec. 1, 2017.

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