The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. "Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious dangers facing American workers today," says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard will improve the quality, consistency and clarity of hazard information that workers receive, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive in the global marketplace."
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