The Compliance Center (ICC)

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Hazard Communication


In today's global business environment, regulatory differences between countries can be a serious cause of extra work, delays and costs.

In recognition of this, the United Nations has put forward a model called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to help business cut through these problems. This revolutionary system will eventually become the standard for classification and hazard communication for:

  • Workplace hazardous chemicals
  • Transportation of dangerous goods
  • Hazardous consumer products
  • Pesticides

Already, many countries have started to adopt these new standards, or are making preparations to do so. As this progresses, many current standards such as OSHA's hazard communication rules and WHMIS will be eliminated. Let ICC The Compliance Center help you prepare for this worldwide transformation with our many products and services already geared towards the new system.


  • Why is a Globally Harmonized System needed?
  • How was it developed?
  • How product classification will change under GHS
  • GHS symbols—a new way to warn of risks
  • Hazard labeling under GHS—a unified system at last
  • Replacing MSDSs with SDSs—the new requirements for Safety Data Sheets
  • How are countries progressing towards GHS?
  • What do you, as a manager or regulatory worker need to do to get ready for GHS?

Implementation of GHS worldwide is progressing quickly—how fast can your company get ready for it? ICC The Compliance Center gives you the tools you’ll need when you attend our management awareness seminar.

Duration: 1/2 day
Languages: English or French
Prerequisite: We suggest CLR100E/F, HMT100E or equivalent

Dates Added!
April 20, 2007, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Mississauga, ON (lunch provided)
June 8, 2007, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Niagara Falls, NY (lunch provided)
Coming soon: Fall 2007 in Houston, TX

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