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Course Overview

This one-day course is designed to provide experienced hazard communication professionals with information on hazard communication requirements for countries in the Americas and Africa. Specifically covered for each country are: 

  • The applicable regulatory framework
  • Identification of any relevant standards or guidelines pertaining to hazard communication
  • Classification scheme (criteria or list based)
  • Labelling requirements
  • (M)SDS/SDS/CDS requirements
  • Confidentiality provisions

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) will be described and its impact on country hazard communication requirements will be discussed. The course concludes with an interactive discussion on implementation challenges and suggestions.


Regulatory Coverage/Agenda

This course covers hazard communication requirements for industrial products in the North America and Latin/South American regions.

  • Introduction/Challenges/Focus
  • GHS Overview
  • North America Regional Discussion of Hazard Communication Requirements
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Latin/South America Regional Discussion of Hazard Communication Requirements
    • Argentina
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • French Guyana
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana
    • Honduras
    • Nicaragua
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Suriname
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
  • Africa/Middle East Regional Discussion of Hazard Communication Requirements
    • Africa
    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Israel
    • Lesotho
    • Malawi
    • Namibia
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • Syrian Arab Republic
    • Uganda
    • Zimbabwe



This course is designed for people who are already familiar with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard or people who have completed ChemADVISOR’s US Hazard Communication Essentials Course.


Course Certification

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


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Administrative Details

  • Unless otherwise stated, all full day courses run from 8:30 am – 4:30pm. Half day courses will run from 8:30 am – noon.
  • Upon registration for a full day course you will be sent a welcome packet including hotel recommendations and directions.
  • 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.