OSHA Extends Comment Period for Hazard Communication Standard

April 15, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the comment period for the proposed revisions to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to May 19, 2021.

OSHA proposed the revisions to its HCS for the purpose of aligning the standard with Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 and to address issues that manufacturers and employers have encountered since OSHA originally aligned the HCS with the GHS in 2012. All public comments originally were required to be submitted by April 19. OSHA has extended the comment period to allow stakeholders further time to review the proposed changes and to gather any relevant data.