OSHA gives Enforcement Update on HCS 2012

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Courtesy of MSDS Writer, L.L.C

At the Fall meeting of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) held on September 30, 2014 Mr. Sven Rundman with the Directorate of Enforcement Programs for OSHA gave an Enforcement Overview of the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS 2012). He began by breaking down the number of OSHA inspections conducted from December 1, 2013 through September 1, 2014. This period marks the beginning of the GHS transition in the US to the new Hazcom standards. During this period, over 2400 HCS inspections were identified by a violation of 1910.1200 (the standard citation). In total there were 4764 total HCS violations which were further characterized as follows:

  • 2522 Serious
  • 75 Repeat
  • 2144 Other2012).
  • 3 - Willful

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