Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

HCS Public Meeting Announcement

OSHA's informal discussion on Hazard Communication rulemaking will be held at the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Headquarters Suite 700, 201 12th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202.

OSHA is beginning its rulemaking efforts to maintain alignment of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the most recent revision of the United Nations Globally Harmonized system of Classification and Labelling of chemicals (GHS). The purpose of this meeting is to request feedback from stakeholders and informally discuss potential topics or issues that OSHA should consider during a rulemaking to update the HCS. OSHA will also solicit suggestions about the types of publications stakeholders might find helpful in complying with the standard and which topics on which they would like OSHA to prepare additional compliance materials in the future.

OSHA requests that attendees pre-register for this meeting by completing the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRPK2YY. Please note if you are attending in person MSHA, who is hosting this meeting, requires pre-registration seven days before the meeting. Failure to pre-register for this event will prevent your access into the MSHA Headquarters building. Additionally, if you are attending in-person, OSHA suggests you plan to arrive early to allow time for the security checks necessary to access the building. Conference call-in and WebEx capability will be provided for this meeting.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.
The Location:  MSHA, Suite 700, 201 12th Street South, Arlington, VA. [Directions | Visitors Guide]

Call-in information for those attending via conference call:

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Meeting number: 645 436 134    
Meeting password: M!ne2016    
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Call-in toll-free number (Verizon): 1-888-790-4945 (US) 
Call-in number (Verizon): 1-203-480-5081 (US) 
Attendee access code: 758 446 6 
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At the Department of Labor, please contact Ms. Maureen Ruskin, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Washington DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-1950, email: ruskin.maureen@dol.gov

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