osha-alliance logoAlliance Committee

Chair:  SCHC Vice President
Vice ChairRyan Hamilton

The Alliance Committee pursues and maintains alliances with government agencies, professional societies, trade associations, and other organizations.  These alliances may include cross-promotion, joint activities, and other collaboration, and may be memorialized in Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between SCHC and other groups.

The committee currently coordinates all aspects of alliance activities, including an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with a focus on the development of hazard communication training and other tools that are for use by OSHA and SCHC in improving hazard communication. The committee also administers a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chemical Hazard Communication Society (CHCS), our sister organization in the UK.

Minutes and/or Recordings of Meetings of the Alliance Committee may be viewed by members only when logged into the site.  


OSHA presented an Overview of the Proposed Updates to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard on April 13, 2021.  A recording of the event is available.  View more... 


SCHC and OSHA entered into an Ambassador relationship on September 29, 2020. 

Since entering into an Alliance on October 22, 2003, with subsequent renewal(s) on December 5, 2005, March 24, 2008, March 1, 2012, April 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) have worked together to improve workplace health and safety by sharing information, guidance, and access to training resources that address occupational hazards, and promoting understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

OSHA and the SCHC continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to improve safety and health practices and programs in American workplaces, and commit to continue their work together through an Alliance Program Ambassador relationship.

In recognition of this ongoing commitment, OSHA will continue to foster an active relationship with the SCHC ... read more

SCHC launched a campaign to reach out to small businesses with the intention of sharing information and free resources about hazard communication. This was initiated by a request from our partners at OSHA.  In 2020, SCHC reached out to trade associations in the masonry, automotive, coating, machining, and stone industries. Please help us spread the word so that together we can improve workplace hazard communication and prevent injury and illness due to lack of awareness.

On April 13, 2015, SCHC President, Darlene Susa-Anderson (seated) signed the renewal for the Society's alliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.  Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. David Michaels, represented OSHA. Dr. Michele Sullivan (standing), member of the SCHC Board of Directors, witnessed the signing of the five year agreement.  More...



SCHC recognized by OSHA for its partnership in Safe + Sound Week - August 13-19, 2018 - Read more.



SCHC recognized by OSHA for its partnership in the inaugural Safe + Sound Week - June 12-18, 2017 - Read more.


Attention SCHC HazCom Professionals -- We want to know what sheets you need to help you with GHS!

To submit ideas, please contact the Board Liaison above.

Current HazCom 2012 Information Sheet Library -- The following sheets were produced by the SCHC-OSHA Alliance GHS Information Sheet Workgroup:

Acute Dermal Toxicity - March 2018 Oxidizing Gases - April 2017
Acute Oral Toxicity - March 2018 Oxidizing Liquids - April 2017
Acute Toxicity Inhalation - July 2017 Oxidizing Solids - April 2017
Aspiration Hazard  - November 2020 Pictograms - October 2017
Carcinogenicity - March 2017 Precautionary Statements - July 2017
Corrosive to Metal - March 2017 Pyrophoric Materials - March 2017
Eye Damage / Eye Irritation - March 2018 Reproductive Toxicity - March 2017
Explosives - March 2017 Respiratory Sensitization  - April 2017
Flammable Liquids - October 2017 Safety Data Sheet - March 2017
Flammable Aerosols - March 2017 Self-Heating Chemicals - March 2017
Flammable Gases - March 2017 Self-Reacting Chemicals - October 2017
Flammable Solids - March 2017 Simple Asphyxiant - March 2017
Germ Cell Mutagenicity - March 2017 Skin Corrosion Irritation - March 2018
Gases Under Pressure - March 2017 Skin Sensitization - April 2017
Labeling - OSHA vs. GHS - October 2017 SpecificTarget Organ Toxicity - Single Exposure - March 2017
Organic Peroxides - April 2017 What is the GHS? - January 2010
  WorkPlace Labels - April 2017


The information contained in these sheets is believed to accurately represent provisions of U.S. regulations, consensus standards, and current GHS requirements. However, SCHC cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information. Users are responsible for determining the suitability and appropriateness of these materials for any particular application.

These sheets are developed through OSHA's Alliance Program for informational purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views of OSHA or the U.S. Department of Labor.

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