• December 1 Deadline for Training under OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard
  • October 25, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • No later than December 1, 2013, all employers whose employees may be exposed to hazardous chemicals must train their employees on new labeling elements and a new format for Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), contained in OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), pursuant to an OSHA rule published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. This training requirement is the first of several compliance deadlines the new regulation imposes on employers, as implementation of the revised HCS will occur incrementally. See Alston & Bird Labor & Employment Advisory (April 11, 2012).