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December 9, 2023

OSHA Details HCS Requirements For Batteries In New Guidance Letter

March 14, 2023 at 6:13 PM
OSHA has posted a new regulatory interpretation letter that addresses a host of questions from employers on the Hazard Communication Standard’s (HCS) application to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, noting several situations when the devices qualify as “consumer products” or “articles” exempt from the rule but highlighting other areas where HCS labels are mandatory. In a letter dated Dec. 1 but only newly posted to OSHA’s website, Kimberly A. Stille, head of the agency’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, responds to a detailed...

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