BETHESDA, Md.—The U.S. Adhesive and Sealant Council designed a two-page educational document to help members outline changes regarding the Global Harmonization System to its customers.
The ASC said while the new Occupational Health and Safety Administration rules became fully operational in 2012, chemical manufacturers and formulators must comply with all new product labeling requirements and revised SDS information by June 2015. All work place labeling and employee training for industries utilizing chemical formulated products must be done by June 2017.
“Being chemical formulators, our members and their employees have been immersed in the changing regulations for more than two years,” said Mark Collatz, ASC director of regulatory affairs. “The challenge now is to help the downstream customers understand why some of the new chemical warning labels will look differently and that MSDS-type information will be expanded through the new safety data sheets.”
The ASC is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The council consists of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors, and industry consultants. The ASC said its membership represents more than 75 percent o the U.S. industry with operations around the world.