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June 1 Deadline for Hazcom Rule


Ed Foulke was quoted in Bloomberg BNA on May 26, 2015. The article “June 1 Deadline for Hazcom Rule” discussed how employers could face additional health and safety requirements after new chemical hazard information goes into wide circulation following the June 1 deadline in the revised hazard communication standard.

Ed was quoted on how the new hazards will trigger the need to update an employer's list of hazardous chemicals and worker training program, in addition to forcing other possible changes.

For example, new hazards should prompt a fresh hazard assessment and selection of protective gear under the personal protective equipment standard, Ed told Bloomberg BNA May 21.

“You're going to have new things in the [safety data sheets]—potentially new hazards—that you didn't know about before,” said Ed, former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “It will be critically important to do a hazard analysis.”

To read the full article, please visit Bloomberg BNA.


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