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June 1, 2012

Lynn L. Bergeson, “Final HCS Rule Released,” Pollution Engineering, June 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

After much deliberation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced in March that it has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), aligning it with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final HCS rule, which becomes effective in May, will be implemented in various phases with full implementation by 2016.