OSHA Publishes 2016 Hazard Classification Guidance

OSHA recently published a new 2016 hazard classification guidance document titled "Hazard Classification for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers". 

The 432 page document outlines the basic applicability of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) as well as the hazard classification process.  According to OSHA, the document is designed to "help manufacturers and importers of chemicals not only identify chemical hazards, but also to classify these hazards so that workers and downstream users can be informed about and better understand these hazards as required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard." 

If you are responsible for any aspect of compliance with the HCS or for classifying chemical hazards you will find this guidance document helpful.