CCOHS Representative to Discuss GHS Resources and Training at OHAO Fall Symposium

HAMILTON, ON (October 22, 2013) — Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) will be sharing her expertise and knowledge about the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) at an upcoming conference held by the Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO). 

  • Event: OHAO Fall Symposium 
  • Location: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1 
  • Presentation: GHS Resources, SDS’s, Labels and Training 
  • Speaker: Jan Chappel, Senior Technical Specialist, CCOHS 
  • Date: October 24, 2013 
  • Time: 9:05 a.m.- 10:20 a.m. 

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) provides a comprehensive standard for the classification of chemical hazards and communication of information on labels and safety data sheets (SDSs). With the recent U.S. deadline of the OSHA HazCom 2012 standard coming up in December 2013, Canadian workplaces are beginning to transition from WHMIS to GHS. GHS implementation will have significant impacts on manufacturers and suppliers of chemical products and, subsequently, on employers and users of chemical products. As Senior Technical Specialist at CCOHS, Jan Chappel will share resources and tools that are available to help workplaces meet the challenges presented by the implementation of GHS.


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