Introduction to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (WHSO12)

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Who should attend

This training is mandatory for all staff members and students working with chemicals.

Course overview

GHS is the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

ANU is required to comply with the changes to GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals).  This PULSE online module provides information regarding GHS requirements and is for anyone working with chemicals.

The training includes an exam which requires an 80% pass mark in order to successfully complete the training. 

Key takeaways

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to understand:

  • Impact of GHS
  • New labelling requirements and signal words
  • Differences in hazard statements and precautionary statements
  • The nine pictograms
  • Elements and requirements of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Code of practice definitions

What the course will cover

 Topics addressed will include:

  • The new pictograms, hazard statements, precautionary statements and signal words in GHS
  • The classification of health, physical and environmental hazards
  • Specifying what information should be included on labels of hazardous chemicals
  • Specifying what information should be included on safety data sheets
  • Where to find resources, tools and additional support

When are the courses held

The Introduction to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (OHSO04) module is available on Pulse. It can be found under the WHS-Chemical and Radiation Safety heading.

Cost

This module is free to ANU staff and students.

Registrations

A requirement of the registration process is to discuss and obtain the following from your supervisor:

  • Approval to enrol in the online module
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