New OSHA rules bring changes to healthcare hazard communications

October 15, 2015

Changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) — the law governing chemical safety in the workplace — have created critical new responsibilities for those who deliver health care in our country. Providers who fail to comply with the law’s new requirements could face fines and penalties, and place employees and patients at risk.

New safety data sheet formats, chemical labeling requirements and employee training obligations are three of the biggest changes set in motion by the integration of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) into OSHA’s HCS. Meeting these challenges takes a partner who understands chemical management in the healthcare industry. Thousands of healthcare providers across the country — including over 40 WSHA members — trust MSDSonline’s proven suite of cloud-based GHS-ready solutions.

Learn more about MSDSonline’s services for WSHA members here, and access complimentary GHS-related resources here. For more information, please contact Mike Walker at (312) 881-2835 (Paul Unsworth)


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