By December 1st, 2013
All employees need to be trained on the new label elements and SDS format.
By June 1st, 2015
All manufacturers chemical products being shipped must be labeled with the new system format.
By December 1st, 2015
Distributors have until this date to ship any products labeled by manufacturers under the old system format.
By June 1st, 2016
Employers must be in compliance with new system standards. Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication programs as necessary. Provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards for all employees and new hires.