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GHS in the USA: OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

The United States of America (USA) has joined many other countries in adopting the “Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals” proposed by the UNECE. The US OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) can be referred to as “HazCom” or “HazCom 2012” in short. In the HazCom 2012, OSHA adopts GHS in a localized version; the OSHA version of GHS can be better understood by comparing it to the UNECE model GHS guidelines.

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Christine Lepisto
Chemistry and Mathematics Expert
Mrs. Lepisto holds honors degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics, and graduate studies in biochemistry. She gathered over 20 years of industrial experience managing global compliance and best practice systems for HES (Health, Environmental, Safety), Product Stewardship, and Sustainability before establishing a consulting practice, Chemical Safety Consulting (www.chemicalsafetyconsulting.com). Mrs. Lepisto partners closely with UL Information & Insights, The Wercs (www.TheWERCS.com), a leading supplier of World Environmental and Regulatory Compliance software. She is an American living with her husband in Berlin, Germany since 1998.
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