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Course Overview

This two-day course is designed to provide experienced hazard communication professionals with information on the Globally Harmonized System.

Students attending this course will receive a copy of the sixth revised edition of the “Purple Book”.

The following aspects of GHS will be covered:

  • Development history
  • Harmonized classification criteria
  • Requirements for the harmonized documents of hazard communication i.e., labeling and SDSs
  • Status of GHS implementation around the world


Regulatory Coverage

This course covers the history of the Global Harmonized System and its resultant harmonized classification criteria and labeling and SDS requirements.


Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction
    • Challenges
    • Focus
    • History
  • Globally Harmonized System
    • Classification Criteria
      • Physical
      • Health
      • Environment
    • Substance Workshop

Day 2

  • Mixtures
    • Mixtures Workshop
  • Hazard Communication
    • Labelling
    • Safety Data Sheets
  • Dangerous Goods Implementation
  • Status of GHS Implementation Around the World



This course is designed for people who have a working knowledge OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard or people who have completed ChemADVISOR’s US Hazard Communication Essentials or all three of the following: The Americas and Africa - SDS and Labelling, European Union - SDS and Labelling Essentials, Asia-Pacific - SDS and Labelling Essentials. 


Course Certification

This course qualifies for recertification points for both ABIH and CHMMs. Contact the training coordinator at for more information.


Upcoming Course Dates

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May 17, 2016 - May 18, 2016Pittsburgh, PARegistration
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  • All full day courses run from 8:30 am – 4:30pm. Half day courses will run from 8:30 am – noon.
  • All slides, handouts and manuals are included in the course price where applicable.
  • Lunch during full day courses is included.
  • All travel expenses to and from the ChemADVISOR facilities, including hotel expenses, are not included in the course price.
  • Payment is due in advance of the scheduled course date.
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Refund/Cancellation policy:
14 days prior to start of course - Full refund
7 days prior to start of course - 50% refund
Less than 7 days - no refund
ChemADVISOR reserves the right to reschedule training up to two weeks prior to the scheduled course start date.