Chemical Hazard Communication: What U.S. Employers Need to Know about Globally Harmonized System Standards

September 22, 2017

Chicago Partner Bryan Keyt, St. Louis Associate Erin Brooks and Denver Associate Ivan London co-authored an article for the summer issue of the ABA’s Natural Resources & Environment. The article discusses Global Harmonization Standards (GHS), which OSHA has in part adopted and rolled into place over the course of the past few years. The article includes an enforcement forecast, as well as a discussion on the potential for significantly higher penalty exposure in light of OSHA’s increase to the statutory maximums, effective this year, which nearly doubled the amount of penalty OSHA may pursue per violation. “Every regulated employer must understand its obligations to implement the Hazard Communication Standard as a means to protect employees from hazardous chemicals in the workplace,” the authors wrote.

This article is available to members of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, at the following link.