D DAY for Exporters to Europe + many other Countries around the world was 1 June 2015, when all SDS & labels must comply – are you prepared? The GHS is coming fast both locally and globally, as a new regulatory means of communicating hazards to protect people in Industry and the Consumer. The GHS falls under a number of regulations - the Dept. of Environmental Affairs, Waste Classification Regulations, Gazetted in August 2013 for immediate implementation, requires GHS classification of waste, with GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets - so time to get started!

RPMASA offer training courses that demystify the confusion surrounding implementation of the GHS both in South Africa and Internationally. 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.

Training is facilitated by Liz Anderson, who represents RPMASA on the UN Committee of Experts for the Transport of dangerous goods and the GHS. The course using Liz’s introduction with an overview + the local & global regulatory scene.
  • 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?
  • How does it differ from transport classification & how do I start GHS classification?
  • SA and SADC position.

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    “I found this course to add immense value to our current process of SDS and label update. Liz and Ilse are not only experts in this field, but can explain the technical jargon regarding the GHS with simplicity. I left the course with a far better understanding, and has made the process of updating far easier. Liz and Ilse are always available to help and maintain communication with delegates regarding changes after the courses are complete. I would recommend the courses to all companies required to undergo this process. – Jacques Krog Group SHEQ Specialist – Refraline Group of Companies “

    "Very valuable, world renowned". - Mac Sewruttan - Engen Oil

    "I found "change your forulation" and the cut off table to be very valuable. Course is scientific and logical. Transport is the lead agency clears a lot of disagreement." - John Morrison - Clariant Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.

    In August 2015, a total of 11 Scientists from QA, R&D, Process Development and Manufacturing were trained at Kapa Biosystems on classifying components and creating Safety Data sheets and GHS compliant labels. Classification can now be a consideration during design of products as the team is able to perform classification and generate REACH compliant SDSs independently of external suppliers. With an understanding of GHS compliance Kapa Biosystems can ensure that products are received into all export markets without any delays or concerns from regulatory bodies - Luan Webber - Quality Assurance Manager - Kapa Biosystems (Pty) Ltd
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    Transport, Packaging and GHS Compliance

    Mandatory GHS Compliance