Non-Harmonization of GHS in North America? Blame Canada!
Overview: Since its first publication in 2003, over 50 distinct countries have adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Most recently in the United States, OSHA has adopted GHS making the first significant change to its Hazard Communication Standard in nearly 30 years. As the GHS wave continues and more countries adopt it, one thing has become clear: each implementation has its own unique flavor. Canada's GHS implementation, with a deadline of June 1st, 2017 is in fact not harmonized with the US implementation, meaning that companies are challenged with understanding the nuances and implications of both these implementations. For insight into some of the more important differences and potential impacts, download the our latest GHS whitepaper.
Who should view this report: Executives and front-line professionals who are responsible for product stewardship and EHS regulatory compliance, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and hazard communication document authoring, workplace health and safety management, and addressing stakeholder demands for transparent reporting of risks and costs associated with product design, development and manufacturing.