The table below summarizes the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS):
||Effective Completion Date
||Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.
||Dec. 1, 2013
|Chemical manufacturers,importers, distributors, and employers
||Compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule except:
The distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label
|June 1, 2015
Dec. 1, 2015
||Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.
||June 1, 2016
Links to free GHS training:
OSHA: GHS information and Materials
ISSA : GHS Training