In its spring 2018 regulatory agenda, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said it has plans to update how companies communicate the hazards of chemicals they sell and export, by aligning OSHA’s hazard communication standard with a United Nations system called the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS. The GHS sets international standards for what health and safety information must be included and how the information should be presented on hazardous materials labels. OSHA aligned the two systems in 2012, which created compliance issues for U.S. companies as it was the first time OSHA aligned its hazard communication standard with the GHS. The most recent version of the GHS was released in July 2017 and changed a variety of definitions and categories for chemical hazards, including new rules for the classification of flammable gases. OSHA had originally planned to issue an update during the Obama administration, but that had been put on hold. As of late 2017, OSHA had placed revising the standard on its list of long-term actions, so this recent announcement advancing the update is a change from previous OSHA announcements.