Trent Cotney, CEO, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is staying busy these days, not only completing routine inspections but also discussing actions that very well may impact companies and workers in the construction industry. The agency’s proposed amendments and new standards will impose new regulations that will be felt from coast to coast.
Amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) applies to all employers who store, handle and transport hazardous materials. OSHA is proposing amendments to the HCS that will revise some hazard classes, change language incorporated on safety data sheets (SDSs), and modify conditions for labeling. The goal of the amendments is for the HCS to comply with the most recent revisions to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Read more.