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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, February 27, 2012

OMB Concludes Review Of GHS Standards

The White House Office Of Management And Budget (OMB) has concluded its review of the OSHA Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification and labeling of chemicals and its related hazard communication systems.  The final step is for the GHS standard to be published in the Federal Register.

The concluded action of the OMB was "Consistent with Change. This means the OMB made some modifications, but they feel these changes are consistent with the original intent. This was the last opportunity for organizations to met with the OMB to express their concerns about portions of the GHS.  For example, representatives from SOCMA (Society Of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) met last week with the OMB to request the implementation period be increased from three years to five years.

At this time there is no information about the changes made by OMB nor when the final version will be published in the Federal Register.

Related Past Posts:
OSHA and GHS Work Hand-In-Hand
OSHA GHS Hearings

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