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Preparing for Global Harmonization: Classifying and Labeling Chemicals
Seattle, WA      11/28/2012
Professional Development: 0.8 CEUs
Contact Hours: 8.0 hours
1 ABIH CM point

The Global Harmonization System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals is a system proposed by the United Nations to standardize the labeling of chemicals around the world. The GHS has been in development for many years and some countries and sectors (consumer, environmental, workplace, transportation) have already started the implementation process. This symposium is designated to highlight Global Harmonization principles and best practices. View Brochure (pdf)

8:00 a.m.      Registration and Morning Refreshments
8:15 a.m.      Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m.      GHS Symposium
12:00 p.m.    Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.    Continuation of GHS Symposium
3:30 p.m.      Closing Comments and Program Evaluation

C O U R S E   O B J E C T I V E S
At the completion of this symposium participants should be able to:
  - Describe the current state of the United Nations GHS and define standards for classification and labeling of chemicals in the United States.
  - Discuss the need to incorporate; explain the logical and comprehensive approach to hazard classification and communication provisions.
  - List labeling elements commonly used and understand the definitions and principles of chemical identity, symbols, and R/S (Risk and Safety).

I N T E N D E D   A U D I E N C E
This conference is targeted towards workers (including transport workers), emergency responders, consumers and industry professionals interested in learning about the GHS activities and its efforts for convergence of regulatory requirements and practices.


Roosevelt Building
University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
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Pricing Schedule for Preparing for Global Harmonization: Classifying and Labeling Chemicals in Seattle 11/28/2012
Type of RegistrationFee Per Registrant
Standard Registration$175.00
Late Registration after 11/16/12$195.00
Late Government after 11/16/12$195.00

Payment Methods
The DEOHS Continuing Education program accepts Visa and Mastercard; electronic or paper checks made payable to the University of Washington; and University of Washington CTI Budget Numbers. EFTs are only accepted for government agencies. Payment is due in full prior to course start date.

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