OSHA, Health Canada Request Input on Alignment of HazCom Regulations

Published February 24, 2016

Representatives from OSHA and Health Canada will host a webinar next Thursday, March 3, to present an updated work plan developed by the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), the OSHA-Health Canada partnership established to align U.S. and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and classification requirements for hazardous workplace chemicals. The webinar will provide information on the agencies’ respective sectors, and is intended to help OSHA and Health Canada obtain public input on areas of opportunity for regulatory alignment in the U.S. and Canada and feedback on the draft 2016–2017 work plan, which is planned for release at the end of June 2016. Webinar participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters using a chat feature.

Specifically, OSHA and Health Canada request stakeholder feedback on issues that individuals or organizations have experienced while implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS); challenges related to GHS implementation from health and safety, compliance, and trade perspectives; and issues in developing safety data sheets and labels. The agencies also hope to learn about additional tools needed to help support GHS implementation.

Visit OSHA’s website for more information about the webinar, including instructions on how to participate.

Health Canada is the Canadian federal department responsible for national public health. For more information, visit the department’s website.