From the OSHA website:
The table below summarizes the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS):
Effective Completion Date
December 1, 2013
Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.
June 1, 2015
December 1, 2015
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
Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers
June 1, 2016
Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.
Transition Period to the effective completion dates noted above
May comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current standard, or both
Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Zydnia Madera
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Bradley, Shelly
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Are SDS for existing chemicals required?
Do I need GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets for existing chemicals? Yes, by June 1,2015
Do I still keep the original MSDS as well? Yes, depending the states the law says for 30yrs plus the time of the employment of your employees
Do they have to be from the original manufacturer? They should be from your vendor/manufacturer.
What if the manufacturer no longer exist?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Authorized OSHA Trainer
Laboratory Development Assistant
Campus Chemical Compliance Director
Department of Chemistry
Conway, AR 72032
Ph: (501) 450-3812
Fax: (501) 450-3829
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