Global Harmonized System (GHS)

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 1 hour – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session.

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Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations

Successful Course Completion

  • No exam required

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
Globally Harmonized System

  • What is GHS?
  • GHS Goals
  • Regulatory Agenda
  • Regulatory Process
  • Why is GHS needed?
  • Why does the United States need GHS?
  • Development of GHS
  • Implementation Expectations
  • GHS Requirements
  • Global Benefits of Harmonization
  • Impact of OSHA Requirements
    • Hazard Communication Standard
    • Labels
    • Safety Data Sheets
  • Sections (16) of Safety Data Sheets
  • What should be harmonized?
    • Physical Hazards
    • Health Hazards
  • GHS Label Examples
  • GHS Classification and Labeling Example

Practical Session

  • None

Training Center Provided Material

  • Course Materials

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Document - 4th Revised
Edition (United Nations)

  • Course ID #: MA033


May 24 2024


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