Wednesday, June 24, 2015

OSHA & Health Canada Continue Partnership to Align Regulatory Approaches

OSHA and Health Canada have announced it will continue their Regulatory Cooperation Council
partnership. The goal of the partnership is to align U.S. and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals.

In 2013, both organizations signed a memorandum of understanding to promote ongoing collaboration on implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling. OSHA aligned its HazCom standard with the GHS in 2012, and Canada published a similar regulation in February of this year.

For more information visit OSHA's Hazard Communication page. It includes links the revised HazCom standard and guidance materials.