The Third GHS Deadline: Are You In Compliance with the December 1 Requirements?

When federal OSHA adopted the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2012, a compliance clock started ticking. And when Cal/OSHA began adopting the federal rule, it retained federal OSHA’s deadlines, meaning California employers don’t have extra time to comply with the changes.

As of December 1, 2015, all containers should be shipped with GHS-compliant labels. If you’re a distributor and you still have stock with non-GHS labels, those labels must be updated. If you are an end user, and you receive a container with a noncompliant label after December 1, you should request a compliant label from the distributor. Read More


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