Rule Updates

Rules Under Development

Hazard Communication (Pre-GHS)

WAC 296-800-170

All updates for this rule:

Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communication (Phase 2) (Chapters 296-24, 296-62 ,296-305, 296-307, 296-800, 296-816, 296-828, 296-835, 296-839 WAC)

This rulemaking amends and repeals sections of rules that were affected by the adoption of Hazard Communication/Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals (GHS) chapter 296-901 WAC, which became effective June 1, 2016. The amended sections included several minor corrections within various WAC chapters replacing outdated terminology such as “Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)” with the globally harmonized term “Safety Data Sheets (SDS)”. Amendments also include correcting references to reflect the new chapter 296-901 WAC and replacing the obsolete “combustible liquid” classifications with the new “flammable liquid” categories that were not updated in previous GHS rulemaking packages. Additionally, sections are repealed from various chapters because they became obsolete after the adoption of Chapter 296-901 WAC. This rulemaking affects the following chapters: - Chapter 296-24 WAC General Safety and Health Standards - Chapter 296-62 WAC General Occupational Health Standards - Chapter 296-305 WAC Safety Standards for Firefighters - Chapter 296-307 WAC Safety Standards for Agriculture - Chapter 296-800 WAC Safety and Health Core Rules - Chapter 296-816 WAC Protecting Trade Secrets - Chapter 296-828 WAC Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories - Chapter 296-835 WAC Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) - Chapter 296-839 WAC Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and Label Information The changes were adopted 1/3/2017 and became effective on 2/3/2017.781.


Rule Changes Effective


PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


Comments Due


PDF: Expedited Rulemaking (CR 105)

PDF: Expedited Proposed Rule Language

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