INTRODUCTION TO GHS

Chemical user course

This one-day course will give you an overall introduction to GHS. Upon completion of the course you will be able to determine your role and obligations under GHS. Furthermore, the course will provide you with tools for chemicals management.

Chemicals, through production, handling, transport and use, pose a potential hazard to human health and the environment. The Globally Harmonized System on classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) was developed with the aim to enhance protection of human health and the environment through standardised criteria for classification and hazard communication.The GHS regulations pose a complex challenge for companies producing or marketing chemical substances and mixtures, as well as the users of such chemicals. Meeting national and international legal requirements and optimising documentation involve a major effort, especially as the system develops continuously while striving for harmonisation.

COURSE TOPICS

  • The GHS background
  • The scope of GHS
  • Roles and obligations
  • Classification criteria
  • Hazard communication through labels and Safety Data Sheets
  • GHS globally
  • GHS management
  • Hands-on exercises

TARGET GROUP AND PREREQUISITES

Manufacturers of chemical products. Distributors, importers and users of chemicals who need to evaluate information from their raw material suppliers.  
This course is an introductory course to GHS and no prior knowledge of classification, labelling or other chemicals regulation is required.