The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule correcting its regulations that were amended by the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) final rule, published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. The corrections to the HCS are effective as of February 8, 2013.
The final rule corrects certain minor errors in the revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, published at 77 FR 17574. The majority of these corrections change references in other OSHA standards made to “material safety data sheet” or “MSDS” to “safety data sheet” or “SDS,” which OSHA inadvertently missed in its original publication of the final rule. Other corrections include correcting values or notations in tables, and updating references to terms defined in the Hazard Communication Standard Final Rule, published on March 26, 2012.