UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
In recent years, OSHA has changed requirements within the Hazard Communication Standard regarding chemicals including labeling, hazard classification, and training for workers. The changes are based on aligning with the United Nation's Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The regulations were developed with goals geared toward improving worker safety, improving worker comprehension of hazards associated with chemicals, and increased ease and efficiency in obtaining pertinent information from safety data sheets (SDS). The SDS replaces the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and offers a consistent format that manufacturer's of chemicals are now required to follow.