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GHS 1-Day Introduction Course

March 8, 2017


Are you GHS compliant – What does it mean to YOU and YOUR Business? The GHS is Global and Local best practice AND a Legal requirement.

Exporters take note that the GHS became mandatory from 1 June 2015 in Europe + many other Countries around the world, ALL SDS & labels must comply – are your SDS and Labels Compliant?

The GHS is also coming fast locally – It falls under a number of different Regulations – the Dept. of Environmental Affairs, Waste Classification Regulations, came into effect in January 2015, requiring GHS classification of waste, with GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets! It is being incorporated into the Dept. Labour OHS Act Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, the Dept. Health, Hazardous Substances Act for Group 1 and 2 chemicals, as well as Dept. Agriculture for SDS and Labels.

The 1-day Introduction Course will demystify the confusion surrounding implementation of the GHS both in South Africa and Internationally. It is facilitated by Liz Anderson, who represents RPMASA on the UN Committee of Experts for the Transport of dangerous goods and the GHS.

It is recommended to give a solid understanding to representatives from Industry and Government, particularly Management, Supervisors from Operations – factory and logistics who have OHS Act responsibilities for their people, Technical, SHEQ, RISK, Marketing, HR & Communications.

This course answers key questions: –

  • What is its purpose?
  • Is it best practice or a legal requirement?
  • Who, and What sectors does it impact on?
  • Is it for industry and/or retail?
  • What impact does it have on transport placards & labeling and How does it differ from transport classification?
  • How do I start GHS classification?
  • SA and SADC position.

About the Facilitator:

Liz Anderson has many years’ industry experience in, chemical, food, beverage, agriculture, pharmaceutical, plastics, packaging and supply chain. She consults on environmental & chemical management including Risk & Impact Assessments, Authorizations, Audits, Training & the GHS

Liz leads the RPMASA, which she represents at the UN Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods and the GHS, and works closely with National Departments of Environment, Labour, Transport, Health and Agriculture for new legislation and regulations.

Liz has presented at various National & International Conferences – and presented Training on various Chemicals topics related to the GHS.

RPMASA is a registered NPO therefore no VAT and tax deductible.


Cost includes comprehensive training material with CD of UN Purple Book; and a Certificate of Attendance


March 8, 2017


Judy Wilkinson
032 947 1145


Kingfisher Conference Centre
1 Dumat Place
Mt. Edgecombe, Kwazulu Natal South Africa
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