American Coatings Association


The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012) formally adopted the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS). The GHS was developed by the United Nations to standardize the labeling of hazardous materials in the global marketplace.

The revised HCS 2012 requires manufacturers of industrial products that contain hazardous chemicals to update their labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), now known as Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to comply with the GHS.

ACA offers its members the Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Labeling Guide, which assists manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants in the process of changing the labels of industrial products to meet the requirements of the revised HCS 2012.


 

Globally Harmonized System

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

Canadian HPR

CPSC’s FHSA

California’s Prop 65

For more information:

Riaz Zaman
rzaman@paint.org 
202-719-3715

Raleigh Davis
rdavis@paint.org
202-462-2780


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