OSHA has extended its comment period for the proposed rule to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to May 19, 2021, according to a press release. OSHA expects the HCS update will increase worker safety and protection, reduce chemical-related incidence, occupational illnesses and injuries by improving information on Safety Data Sheets and labels for hazardous chemicals. For general information and technical inquiries: Contact Maureen Ruskin, Acting Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, 202-693-1950 or email: ruskin.maureen@dol.gov.

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