Pittsburgh, September 1, 2015 — The purpose of this document is to communicate important information regarding the company's implementation of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard, known as HazCom 2012 (29 CFR 1910.1200).
HazCom 2012 adopted the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS prescribes consistent methodologies for characterizing health and physical hazards for chemical substances, and requires that the information be communicated in a consistent manner on product labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The intention is to improve worker understanding of chemical hazards and precautions, and ultimately to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
The brochure, titled "Covestro LLC Implementation of HazCom 2012 (US GHS)," is available for download in English language and Spanish language versions.