Changes under the New Hazard Communication Standard

  • Classification of hazardous materials.
  • SDS: (formerly MSDS) has been redrafted to conform to a new format (pictograms, etc.)
  • The employer is responsible for not only providing the training bit also ensuring that employees understand the material.
  • Labeling – more descriptive and the use of pictograms.

Your responsibilities under the New Hazard Communication Standard 2012

  • Under the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, employers must train employees on the new GHS-style label elements and SDS format by December 1, 2013.
  • Manufacturers must comply with the labeling and SDS revisions by June 1st, 2015.
  • Distributors have until December 1st, 2015 to comply.
  • Employers have until June 1st, 2016 to update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication written plans as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards


Casey EMI has developed a complete training program including documentation, comprehension review and certification of participation.
Ask your Casey representative of details or call 800-333-4385 and speak with a Casey Customer Service Representative.