Introduction to the UN: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
This course is aimed at assisting companies with implementing GHS in the workplace.
Section 1: What is the “Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals?”
- Why is GHS needed?
- Benefits of GHS.
- Scope of GHS.
- Principals of GHS.
Section 2: Technical overview of GHS
- The major elements of the GHS classification.
- The SA standard for GHS:SANS 10234:2008.
Section 3: Hazard communication- Labels and Safety Data Sheets
- Product classification- some examples
- Hazard labelling under GHS.
Section 4: Transition to GHS in SA
- GHS development in South Africa, what the future holds.
- Content above can be amended for Waste Classification as required under the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (act no. 59 of 2008) Waste Classification and Management Regulations, Gazette 23 August 2013.
- Advanced GHS training is offered to delegates who have completed the Introduction course and who wish to learn how to classify chemicals and chemical products.
Hazardous Chemical Substances: A Practical Approach
This course is aimed at employees dealing with Hazardous Chemical Substances (HCS) in the work place and will equip the candidate with knowledge and skills to understand the legal and practical context of the legislation regulating HCS, as well as safe operational procedures for their working environment.
- Section 1: Introduction to chemical safety legislation.
- Section 2: What are hazardous chemical substances?
- Section 3: Understanding chemical labels.
- Section 4: Safety Data Sheets.
- Section 5: Controlling exposure of chemicals.
- Section 6: Storing chemicals correctly.
- Section 7: Chemical spills, what to do.
- Section 8: Emergency procedures & information.