As of June 1, 2015, all products shipped by CRC Industries, Inc. that are for workplace use must be in compliance with OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012). This standard incorporated the global chemical classification system known as GHS. This project (required by OSHA) mandated all CRC products and formulas be evaluated and classified to a new system, mostly consistent with the rest of the world.
CRC kicked off the project in the fall of 2012, by investing in a new computer program that searches worldwide databases for chemical information and performs calculations used in classifying our products. Almost 900 MSDS (now called SDS) were modified and over 400 labels were recreated.
It is important to understand that there are a number of ways to be compliant with the 2012 HazCom Standard. These technical briefs and brochure (links below) explain CRC’s approach to HazCom 2012 and advise what, if any, actions should be taken by distributors or customers.
OSHA has issued an enforcement advisory related to HazCom 2012 and the implementation deadlines. The enforcement advisory explains that in cases where a manufacturer has documented their attempts to get the information necessary to comply with HazCom 2012 and was unable to get the information in time, there will be up to a six month extension on the compliance date. CRC will need to use this extension in some cases.
If you have customer inquiries and they want to see the enforcement advisory, here is the link:
CRC has spent considerable resources preparing for this update. We ensure that you will be ready to comply with new rules by the December 1, 2015 deadline.