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OSHA to hold hearings on proposed HCS rule

January 8, 2010
WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced they will hold three informal hearings to solicit comments on a proposed rule to align the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the United Nations'' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), according to Reliable Plant.
According to the story, the GHS, developed by a number of countries including the U.S., was created to address inconsistencies in hazard communications and to establish a single, universal system to classify chemicals, labels and safety data sheets.
Hearings are scheduled for March 2 in Washington, D.C., March 31 in Pittsburgh and April 13 in Los Angeles, the story stated.
Those interested in attending must provide a notice of intention to appear through the Federal eRulemaking Portal by January 18, the story added.
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