Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta) will hold a complimentary webinar on April 18, 2012, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule revising the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) issued on March 26, 2012. The final rule aligns the HCS with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for Chemical Classification and Labeling (GHS). OSHA estimates the rule is expected to impact some five million U.S. workplaces and have an annual cost of approximately $97 million.
The webinar will address the major changes to the HCS, including a general overview, revisions to hazard categories, training/information requirements, safety data sheet (SDS) modifications, and label requirements. It will also compare the revised HCS to global GHS adoption schemes. A question and answer session will follow. More specific detail oriented webinars will be provided as a follow-up. Speakers include:
- Lynn L. Bergeson;
- Andrew R. Bourne;
- Lisa R. Burchi; and
- Leslie S. MacDougall.
Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate the program.