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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Jul 30, 2012

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 12P030
Title: VOSHA Rule: Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Department of Labor
Legal Authority: 21 VSA ยงยง 204 and 224
Summary: These modifications will significantly reduce costs and burdens while also improving the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and associated protective measures. These modifications include revised criteria for classification of chemical hazards; revised labeling provisions that include requirements for use of standardized signal words, pictograms, hazard statements, and precautionary statements; a specified format for safety data sheets; and related revisions to definitions of terms used in the standard, and requirements for employee training on labels and safety data sheets. OSHA is also modifying provisions of other standards, including standards for flammable and combustible liquids. process safety management, and most substance-specific health standards, to ensure consistency with the modified HCS requirements. The consequences of these modifications will be to improve safety and facilitate global harmonization of standards.
Persons Affected: Public and Private Sector employers and employees that manufacture, import or use hazardous chemicals.
Economic Impact: There is minimal economic impact. The companies that are affected by this rule have been following the VOSHA/OSHA Hazard Communication Standard since 1990.
Posting date: Jun 20,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
07-20-2012 1:30 PM   
Location: Vermont Department of Labor 1st floor conference room
Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05602
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Robert Mcleod    
Agency: Department of Labor    
Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05601-0488    
Telephone: 802-828-5084    
Fax: 802-828-0408    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Van Belanger    
Agency: Department of Labor    
Address: 5 Green Mountain Drive, P O Box 488    
City: Montpelier    
State: VT    
Zip: 05601-0488    
Telephone: 802-828-5085    
Fax: 802-828-0408    

Keyword Information


Hazard Communication
Safety Data Sheet
Hazardous chemicals
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