Phase-in Period for GHS into Hazard Communication Standard
By December 1, 2013, all Sailors, Navy civilians, and embedded contractors must be trained on the new label elements and SDS format.
By June 1, 2016, all Navy organizations will be required to have integrated GHS into their existing Hazard Communication program and must have:
Completed transition to new workplace labeling,
Made sure SDSs are available on every chemical and have replaced all existing MSDS sheets, and
Have provided additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.