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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).
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.
John M. Malool, MS, has many years of hazardous waste site health and safety experience with the federal government, and currently serves as Chief of Operations of a Hazmat Unit for a regionalized county fire department in New Jersey. John is a popular teacher in numerous hazardous waste training courses, including refresher and transportation courses, at the Centers for Education and Training of the NIOSH-funded New York-New Jersey Education and Research Center.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.
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