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Code of TitleFed. Reg.PartSection29 CFR 1910 .1200
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All hazards to be classified
Other provisions the same, except OSHA added that the rule is consistent with Revision 3 of the GHS
Slight clarifying modification was made to the language regarding preemption
Minimal changes except to conform terminology, and remove reference to current Appendix E which has been deleted from the standard
Physical hazard definitions removed from paragraph (c), and placed in a new Appendix B on physical hazard classification criteria
Following terms are also deleted: flashpoint (methods included in Appendix B), hazard warning, material safety data sheets
Some definitions are revised to be GHS-consistent
New definitions added for classification
Specific and detailed
Concept of “classification” vs. determination in current rule
Each hazard class has detailed criteria to apply to data on the chemical
No floor; based on weight of evidence
Mixture rules are specific to each hazard class
Employers must make sure the program is current when the new provisions are implemented (e.g., list of hazardous chemicals may have to be updated)
Shipped containers must be labeled with product identifier; signal word; hazard statement(s); pictograms; precautionary statements; and responsible party
Specifies information by hazard class and category
Red borders are required on pictograms regardless of the shipment’s destination
Red borders increase recognition and comprehensibility
Blank red diamonds are not permitted on a label to improve the likelihood that users will notice and react to the warning on the labelRed vs. Black Borders
with the Pictogram
Label Exercise 1
Gases Under Pressure
Acute Toxicity(fatal or toxic)
Highly flammable liquid and vapor
Wash hands thoroughly after handling
Label Exercise 2
HazCom 2012 requires labels to be updated within six monthsof getting new and significant information regarding the hazards of a chemical.Updating Labels
Mandates 16-section SDS headings, order of information, and what information is to be provided under the headings
Will not enforce sections 12-15 that require information outside OSHA’s jurisdiction
Description of any stabilizers that may be needed to maintain chemical stability.
Methods and materials used for containment.
Recommendations on special protective equipment or precautions for firefighters.
Product identifier used on the label and any common names or synonyms by which the substance is known.
Appropriate engineering controls (e.g., use local exhaust ventilation, or use only in an enclosed system).
When the SDS was prepared or when the last known revision was made.
that would contain the following information:
Recommendations on the conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities. Provide advice on specific storage requirements (e.g., ventilation requirements).
Recommendations for immediate medical care and special treatment, when necessary.
Description of the delayed, immediate, or chronic effects from short- and long-term exposure.
Clarifies that the labels on shipped containers and workplace labels must be explained, as well as SDS format
Workers will have to be trained on the new label and SDS formats before all the provisions of the standard are effective
Employers must train employees regarding the new label elements and safety data sheets format by December 1, 2013.
Process remains the same
Percentage of a substance in a mixture is also considered to be a type of trade secret subject to the provisions in the standard
*This date coincides with the European Union implementation date for classification of mixtures.
OSHA recognizes that HazCom programs will go through a period of time where labels and SDSs under both standards will be present in the workplace. This will be considered acceptable, and employers are not required to maintain two sets of labels and SDSs for compliance purposes.
A process which involves a Category 1 flammable gas [as defined in 1910.1200 (c)] or a flammable liquid with a flashpoint below 100 °F (37.8 °C)on site in one location, in a quantity of 10,000 pounds (4535.9 kg) or more except for:
OSHA is developing an array of guidance materials