Small Business Labor Safety (OSHA/MSHA) Roundtable – April 23
Small Business Roundtable on OSHA’s Proposed Hazard Communication Rule
Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Via Teams Webinar
Dear Small Business Representatives:
On February 16, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed rule to modify its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7. (See, 2021-02-16.pdf (osha.gov.) In order to better understand this issue, the SBA Office of Advocacy will host a Small Business Roundtable on OSHA’s Proposed Hazard Communication Rule on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held via Teams Webinar. The agenda includes a background presentation on the proposed rule from Maureen Ruskin, the Acting Director OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, as well as a discussion of one concern that has arisen concerning the obligations of chemical manufacturers to classify chemicals and prepare Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for downstream customers.
Please RSVP to Bruce.Lundegren@sba.gov if you would like to join the meeting and he will forward you the webinar access information.
The Office of Advocacy takes its direction from small businesses and hosts roundtables to receive input from small businesses and other small entities. We need your help, as representatives of small businesses, to understand the impact of federal regulations on small entities. I hope you can join us on the 23rd. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require additional information.
Welcome and Introduction of Small Business Representatives (10:00 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.)
Bruce Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel, SBA Office of Advocacy
Overview of OSHA’s Proposed Hazard Communication Rule to Conform to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 (10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.)
Maureen Ruskin, Acting Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Small Business Concerns with OSHA’s Proposed Hazard Communication Standard: Assessing Hazards to Downstream Customers (10:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
John Schweitzer, Senior Advisor, American Composites Manufacturers Association and Lawrence Halprin, Keller and Heckman, LLP
Open Discussion/Other Small Business Issues (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Adjourn (11:30 a.m.)
Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate an open and frank discussion about small business-related issues. Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who would like to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or be included in the regular distribution, should forward such requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. The purpose of these roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts, and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small business concerns. The meetings are not intended to communicate or achieve any consensus positions of the attendees.
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