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GHS Introduction Training

March 1, 2018


2018 GHS Train Regn Form

Are your SDS and product labels GHS compliant?

What is the GHS and 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 came into effect in SA in January 2015 under the Dept. of Environmental Affairs, Waste Classification Regulations for classification of waste and GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets!.  It will also come into effect soon under a number of different Regulations primarily the Dept. Labour OHS Act – Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, plus the Dept. Health, Hazardous Substances Act for classification of 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 provides a solid understanding of what the GHS is and compliance imperatives for representatives from Industry and Government, particularly Management and Supervisors who have OHS Act responsibilities for their people, as well as 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 to start GHS classification?
  • SA and SADC Policy and Regulations

About the Facilitators:
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, Audits, Training & the GHS
Liz provides Technical expertise for the RPMASA, who she represents at the UN Committee of Experts for Transport of Dangerous Goods and the GHS. She works closely with National Departments of Environment, Labour, Transport, Health and Agriculture for new legislation and regulations.
Liz presents at various National & International Conferences  and presented Training on various Chemicals topics and the GHS.

Costs:    1-day Introduction to the GHS course
R2 370 (Members) and R3 290 (Non-members)

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


March 1, 2018


Judy Wilkinson
032 947 1145


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