Canada has finally taken some official steps to implement the UN’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS), an international system for classifying and labelling chemicals, and align with the US’s version.
On June 29, 2013, the Canada Gazette published a notice that Health Canada is seeking comments on a proposal to repeal and replace the Controlled Products Regulations under the Hazardous Products Act and make other changes to related laws to implement the GHS in Canada. (Deadline: Sept. 15, 2013.)
To learn about the proposed regulations and the implementation of GHS in the US and Canada, attend our webinar on Sept. 4, 2013.
The speaker will be Dr. Mike Moffatt, Director of Communications for Nexreg Compliance Inc., a company that provides consulting services to the chemical industry.
The webinar will be an introduction to Health Canada’s proposed Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) replacement for WHMIS and OSHA’s Hazcom 2012 regulation. Both HPR and Hazcom 2012 are based on the GHS and drastically alter MSDSs (now called SDSs) and product labels in both countries.
It’ll cover the following topics:
- The basics of GHS
- Introduction to the UN’s GHS Purple Book
- The Canadian HPR proposal and how it differs from Hazcom 2012
- The US Hazcom 2012 and how it differs from the Purple Book
- What companies need to be doing now.