Request for comment on GHS (Globally Harmonized System) updates in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 

Canada anticipates adoption of GHS by June 1, 2015.  The Government of Canada has tabled the Hazardous Products Regulations, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, here http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2014/2014-08-09/html/reg1-eng.php Health Canada is working on finalizing these Regulations by December 1, 2014.  Industry wishing to comment on these proposed regulatory amendments must do so by September 8, 2014.

The Government of Canada is proposing to revise the classification and hazard communication requirements related to workplace hazardous chemicals in order to align the current system with that of the United States and other key trade partners. This is expected to reduce costs for industry while simultaneously enhancing the health and safety of Canadian workers. Despite the substantial integration of the Canadian and U.S. markets, and generally similar risk tolerances in areas related to workplace health and safety in both countries, regulatory differences continue to hinder two-way trade in areas such as workplace hazardous chemicals.

To learn more about the Canadian adoption of the Globally Harmonized System register now for the upcoming Dangerous Goods Conference on December 2nd & 3rd 2014 in Calgary, Canada.  Mark Roehler will be presenting the following keynote topic at the event:

The GHS System is Now Ready for Implementation.   Are You?

 Mark Roehler – Principal, LEHDER Environmental Services Limited

The GHS (Globally Harmonized System) is an international system that defines, classifies and communicates health and safety information relating to the hazards of chemical products. The GHS classification of physical hazards is based on existing TDG (UN Recommendation for the Transport of Dangerous Goods “Orange Book”).

This session will provide insight into the purpose, scope and application of GHS worldwide.  The anticipated adoption date of GHS in Canada is June 1, 2015; this session will also cover the current state of Canada’s transition to GHS.  In addition, you will learn how the GHS will affect businesses in Canada, how it changes the existing WHMIS and more importantly, what you can do to prepare for its arrival.

To download the event brochure which outlines all the speakers, their topics and a registration form click HERE

To register online please click HERE or visit our website www.idc-online.com

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