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Global GHS for Workers

Global GHS for Workers

Learn about GHS as a system that will harmonize chemical information in workplaces world wide.

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Course Details

Format: e-Course
Language: English
License Options: Single Seat (90 days access)
Multi-seat (1 year access)

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is an international initiative to develop a standardized hazard classification and communication system.

This course familiarizes you with the GHS system and how this system will be used in workplaces, and includes valuable practical advice and basic health and safety measures. Some of the general duties of employers and suppliers are also covered.

The information in this e-course is based on the publication "Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), 3rd revised edition". It provides a general overview of GHS, from a worker's perspective; however, does not reflect how GHS may be implemented in any specific jurisdiction or country. It does not cover how to classify a chemical.

Topics include

  • Overview of GHS
  • Overview of groups and classes
  • Labels
  • Physical hazards
  • Health hazards
  • Safety data sheets (SDSs)

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand GHS labels
  • Recognize the pictograms for each GHS hazard class
  • Identify the hazards linked to each class
  • Find additional information about hazards and protective measures from SDSs.

Average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in an overview of GHS focusing on hazard classes, and on labels and SDSs.



Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

VuBiz Partnership

We partnered with Vubiz - an international leader in e-learning development - to create this e-course.

Vubiz offers other related e-learning courses that may also be of interest to you. Read about them in the Vubiz Catalogue of e-learning courses.

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Date Modified: 2019-11-27 09:09:49