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OSHA Trade Release
May 17, 2004
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999


OSHA Extends Comment Period on Hazard Communication Guidance Documents for Additional 30 Days

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending for an additional thirty days -- until June 16 -- the informal public comment period on two guidance documents associated with the hazard communication initiative announced in March.

Guidance for Hazard Determination and Model Training Program for Hazard Communication are two draft documents designed to improve hazard communication by assisting manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals to properly evaluate and communicate the hazards of chemicals.

The documents were added in March to a new page on OSHA's website entitled "Hazard Communication: Foundation of Workplace Chemical Safety Programs," just one part of the agency's initiative that will focus attention on hazard communication in the workplace.

The agency encourages interested parties to comment on all aspects of the guidance documents. Written or electronic copies should be submitted by June 16, 2004 to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. H022J, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210. You may also fax your comments to that office at (202) 693-1648. Ensure the docket number is included in your submission.

Comments may also be submitted electronically through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov. All comments and submissions will be available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. Comments and submissions will be posted on OSHA's Web site.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is dedicated to saving lives, preventing injuries and illnesses, and promoting the safety and health of America's workers. Safety and health add value to business, the workplace and life. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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