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ACA's Product Stewardship Committee currently offers the Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Paint Industry Labeling Guide to its membership. The Labeling Guide and its Advance Supplement are an invaluable resource to paint and coatings industry product stewards and other employees who perform regulatory compliance duties. 

The Advance Supplement reflects the revisions to the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), which 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.

The Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Labeling Guide 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.

ACA continually monitors and engages in developments related to labeling and the GHS.

For more information, please contact ACA's Stephen Wieroniey




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