The ink industry is seeing differences between identical input raw materials in terms of how they are classified.
David Savastano, Editor02.14.19
In 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) integrated the Globally Harmonized System into the Hazard Communication Standard (GHS). Over time, there have been a number of revisions in the worldwide standards, impacting how products are labeled in different countries.
With the relative complexity of the GHS-based health hazard classification procedures that are now part of the OSHA hazard communication standard, the ink industry is seeing differences between identical input raw materials in terms of how they are classified. The question becomes how to address this issue.
“When OSHA integrated the Globally Harmonized System into the Hazard Communication Standard (GHS) in 2012, it used the current version of the GHS,” said George Fuchs, director, regulatory affairs and technology for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). “There have been a number of revisions to the GHS since that time. Many other
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