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Preliminary Summary of New OSHA Globally Harmonized System

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association would like to share with our members information about the adoption of the so-called “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS) by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to update its prior “Hazard Communication Standard” regulations for the classification and labeling of chemicals. A summary is available – compliments of The Fertilizer Institute – that focuses on: 

  1. The most significant changes to the HCS regulations that OSHA will implement through the GHS, as relevant to fertilizer producers, and
  2. The established implementation dates for GHS regulatory requirements. First, to provide sufficient background on OSHA’s HCS regime, this document briefly discusses OSHA’s prior HCS regulations, its stated rationale for transitioning to the GHS, and the general provisions of the GHS Final Rule.


For more information:

  • Click here to read the full summary by The Fertilizer Institute.
  • Click here to read the OSHA Fact Sheet, “December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard.”
  • Click here to read the “Hazard Communication Standard: Labels and Pictograms” Brief from OSHA.