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How to Write a GHS Label
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Product Description

Get an overview of the content and requirements for supplier labels according to the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labelling (GHS). Upon completion of the webinar, you will have a clear idea of what information is required on a GHS supplier label and will be able to confidently create a GHS label.

The session provides a brief introduction to GHS followed by guidance on how to write a GHS supplier label using a 3-step process. Steps 1 and 2 introduce the GHS hazard classes and label elements. The final step shows you how to extract information from the GHS reference document (3rd revised ed.) to create a GHS label. Special considerations regarding precedence rules, supplemental information, transport pictograms and updates are discussed, as well as harmonization issues and the potential impact on suppliers.

You may also be interested in the other webinars in our series on GHS classification and labelling:

Target Audience


  • Anyone with responsibility for creating GHS labels for products.
  • Those who may encounter a GHS label in the workplace and need to have a better understanding of the information that it provides.

Length: 56 minutes.

This webinar was recorded in September 2013.

For a PDF copy of the presentation slides, please contact webinars@ccohs.ca.

System Requirements

You must have Windows Media 9.0 or higher to view the recorded webinar. You do not need a microphone or a telephone to listen to this webinar - just listen to the presentation through your computer's speakers or headphones.


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