On June 22, 2017, the Mexican Government published the Draft Official Mexican Standard PROY-NOM-005-STPS-2017, on the Handing of Hazardous Chemicals or their Mixtures in Workplaces – Safety and Health Conditions and Procedures. The purpose of the Standard is to improve safety and health conditions in the workplace for handling, transport, and storage of dangerous chemicals. The Draft Standard would implement conditions and procedures to prevent risks for the health of workers and prevent damage to the workplace. Under the Standard, new obligations for employers and occupationally exposed personnel would be implemented. Interested parties may submit comments to the National Advisory Committee for the Standardization of Safety and Health at Work within 60 days of the publication.
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