Health & Safety

What is the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). OSHA's intended purpose for these regulatory revisions is to bring the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The Federal Register published the final HCS / GHS rule on March 26, 2012. The effective date of this final rule is 60 days after the date of publication.

Nazdar is well aware and fully comprehends these new requirements. We have already begun the preparations necessary to make the transition over to the new GHS required information. During the next few years, Nazdar will be updating our SDSs and Labels and plan to complete the updates before the deadline of June 1, 2015.

See below for specific information taken directly from OSHA's website regarding the new HCS. In addition you can obtain more information concerning the implications of the new HCS on your business online at

If you need additional information from Nazdar, please contact the Regulatory Compliance Department at (913) 422-1888 or email us at