GHS Implementation: The First Wave after the Tsunami – The Work is Just Beginning

Tuesday | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This interactive session will allow participants to discuss challenges ahead for the continued transition to the GHS. Prior to this conference, attendees will be surveyed on SDS management development and communication issues. Based on these results, presenters will introduce topics including customer and management communication, restricted and controlled chemicals, international differences in classification, data gaps and classification impacts, perception of changes in risks and hazards of products and practical labeling and SDS revision challenges. Attendees will discuss and identify key issues, gaps, solutions and future resource needs that can be addressed by the Product Stewardship Society.

Denese Deeds, CIH, Senior Consultant, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.
Jonathan Hellerstein, CIH, CSP, Senior Lead Global Product Stewardship, MeadWestvaco
Bernie Lindquist, PhD, DABT, President, Lindquist Consulting, LLC.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify specific challenges that companies will face in the coming year related to GHS implementation.
  2. Prioritize action plans for managing impacts on customers, products and workers to achieve the objectives of the GHS.
  3. Establish net-working relationships with fellow Society members to share best practices, identify common problems and solutions.

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