The New WHMIS Implementing the Globally Harmonized System

Wednesday, April 29 – 9 a.m.
International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Room C
Speaker: Barbara Foster, Author: GHS Within OSHA Compliance Procedure Manual

Suppliers and distributors of hazardous chemicals, chemical purchasers, supervisors in charge of workplace safety, managers involved in workplace safety, and Joint Health and Safety Committee representatives will benefit from this program.

The session will touch on the origins of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) from purple book to WHMIS, and the time frame for implementation. The new classification scheme and symbols for GHS will be illustrated, as well as the significant differences between GHS and the old WHMIS system.

Foster will demonstrate how to build a label under GHS (how the classification is used to create the GHS label) as well as the creation of an SDS for GHS (new requirements and variations for international shipments).

Tips for preparing the workplace for GHS will also be reviewed including training and managing the system. The session will conclude with a question period.

Cost: $25.00 (No Charge to IITF Members)