The proposed modifications will change the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and associated protective measures. The agency hopes this information will enhance the effectiveness of the HCS in ensuring that employees are apprised of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed and in reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries.
Written comments must be submitted by Dec. 29, 2009. Comments can be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov. OSHA will schedule a public hearing on the proposed rule. For more information, go to www.osha.gov.
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October 22, 2009
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