OSHA's proposed rule to revise its Chemical Hazard Communication Standard in accordance
with the GHS will be published in the Federal Register on September 30, 2010, as mentioned
in the February 2, 2010 edition of Reinhartʼs Headlines in Labor and Employment Law. The
GHS was developed to provide a single harmonized system to classify chemicals, labels and
material safety data sheets on a consistent quality basis for workers, employers and chemical
users. According to OSHA, "(F)ollowing the GHS approach will increase workspace safety,
facilitate international trade in chemicals and generate cost savings from production
efficiencies for firms that manufacture and use hazardous chemicals."