Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training Online

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training Online

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) ensures consistent and uniform communications about chemical hazards. Countries around the world are adopting GHS in order to improve worker safety and eliminate barriers to trade.

Course Duration
30 minutes



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Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training Online provides basic training on GHS, which will ensure that workers will protect their health and safety. It is crucial for employers and workers to be trained on this new hazard communication system.

Who Needs Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training?

All workers and supervisors

Course Outline

About the GHS

  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Benefits
  • Relation to HazCom/WHMIS

Hazard Classification

  • Physical hazards
  • Health hazards
  • Environmental hazards


  • Product identifier
  • Pictograms
  • Signal words
  • Hazard statements
  • Precautionary statements
  • Contact information

Safety Data Sheets

  • Standardized sections and order
  • Description of sections

Employee Training

  • Initially and when new chemical introduced
  • Pictograms
  • Labelling system
  • SDS format
  • Location of the program, list of chemicals, SDS
  • Hazards
  • Protection
  • Emergency procedures
  • Site-specific information

Written Program

  • List of hazardous chemicals
  • Non-routine tasks
  • Other contractors’ responsibilities
  • Site-specific implementation
  • Available on request

Implementation/Effective Dates

  • For US and Canada

WHMIS after GHS (Canada course only)