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The United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, (GHS), will it revolutionize workplace safety?

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This webinar occurred on:  July 18, 2013

The intent of the 1991 GHS UN mandate was to encourage and enhance commercial chemical trade by adopting a standardized approach to hazard classification, labels and safety data by improving the quality and consistency of chemical information globally.

GHS is already having both positive and negative effects on almost every industry worldwide as each country begins to implement key components of these guidelines into their workplace safety programs. For example, here in the US employers are struggling just to meet the December 1, 2013 training deadline that focuses on the new SDS, label elements and pictograms. And to make matters worse there is little hope that this training will provide any positive results given the complexity of the new GHS information and the fact that the chemical data under GHS continue to be as technical and confusing as the data that were available prior to the standardization.

We invite you to join us as we identify some of the pitfalls of GHS and some real solutions that can be implemented in your workplace today to simplify your chemical information and training program and enable your employees to work more safely with hazardous materials.

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This webinar occurred on:  July 18, 2013

Speakers

Tom Jacques,
Director of Sales and Marketing for the MAXCOM Services Division of HAAS Group International, Inc. a world leader in chemical management services. He co-founded the MAXCOM System, which focuses on classifying workplace chemicals according to their physical and health hazards in a similar manner to GHS.

Dr. Karan Singh,
Director of Research and Development and co-founder of the MAXCOM Services Division and Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching numerous courses related to OSHA and EPA regulations at the university, he teaches classes on Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Calculations at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, which uniquely qualifies him to determine the degree of hazards associated with hazardous, cytotoxic, and pharmaceutical drugs used in health care settings. Dr Singh has been classifying hazardous workplace chemicals in accordance with the criteria established by OSHA since 1998 and since 2009 in accordance with the criteria established by the GHS. He was employed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the 1970s, where he developed procedures to extrapolate toxicity and other hazards associated with hazardous chemicals.

Duration: 1 Hour