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North America GHS Update

Thursday, November 2 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Learning Level: Competent | Topic: Hazard & Risk Communication

The GHS is still somewhat new to the U.S. and Canada and many hazard communicators are still uncertain of some details. Hearing directly from the experts can give participants more confidence in our work product and the quality of the information provided to their customers. This is an opportunity for attendees to talk to the regulators and discuss their interpretation of the regulations. In this session, representatives from Health Canada and U.S. OSHA will update attendees on the status of GHS implementation, challenges faced and remaining issues. They will discuss enforcement efforts and future changes to the Hazard Communication Standard and WHMIS to stay current with the GHS. The session will end with a Q&A to help attendees better understand the requirements and best practices.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand more about GHS implementation in North America and internationally.
  2. Understand what new compliance tools are available.
Denese Deeds, Senior Consultant, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.
Maureen Ruskin, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA
Rosslynn Miller-Lee, Director, Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau/ Consumer Product Safety Directorate, Health Canada