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TEKLYNX International, the world’s leading developer of barcode labeling software solutions, is urging companies to work towards GHS labeling compliance as the June 1, 2015 deadline rapidly approaches. In the chemical industry, safety is of the utmost importance. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over 43 million employees in the United States could be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Implementing appropriate work practices and exposure guidelines can reduce health and safety risks. This involves creating accurate and secure labels for chemical materials, allowing workers to quickly and easily understand information about the hazards they are exposed to.

OSHA has made modifications to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) final rule to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in effort to improve the health and safety of employees working with hazardous chemicals. Effective June 1, 2015, all chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must ensure all labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) comply with the modified provisions.

With the next compliance date rapidly approaching, now is the time to move from learning about the regulation to taking action and implementing key components to meet the requirements.



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