Society for Chemical Hazard Communication GHS Update: Where we are in 2009 May 20, 2009 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET After a decade of work by international stakeholders, the Globally Harmonized System was adopted in December 2002 by the International Labor Organization. SCHC has been a major educational resource for the GHS and updating members in the implementation process. Recognizing the need to provide this information to the membership in a timely manner, SCHC is now offering a webinar on the status of implementation of the GHS in 2009. This 90 minute webinar will include a discussion of the status of the country- /region-specific implementation proposals to align with the GHS. The country/regions that will be specifically addressed include: United States Canada Australia China European Union Japan Korea New Zealand Singapore Taiwan Highlights of the updates to the 2009 GHS =93Purple Book=94 will also be discussed so participants will be keenly aware of the changes. The cost of the program is $75.00 for SCHC members and $125.00 for non members. Registration: To register for the program, please contact Lori Chaplin at schc.lori**At_Symbol_Here**verizon.net or at (703) 658-9246. Once the registration has been confirmed, instructions for the webinar will be sent to the e- mail address provided. Society for Chemical Hazard Communication About the Speakers: Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D. is a recognized expert in domestic and international hazard communication and author of MSDS and GHS Guidance Manuals. She testified as an expert witness at the Senate Subcommittee hearing on =93Hazard Communication in the Workplace=94. Dr. Sullivan participated in the ANSI Z400.1 MSDS and Z129.1 Labeling Standards development and training. She participated on the NACOSH Hazard Communication Work Group that advised OSHA about 29 CFR 1910.1200, the Hazard Communication Standard. In the transportation area her experience includes: participation at the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNCETDG); a rapporteur for the Ottawa meeting on the Harmonization of Physical Hazards. Michele developed GHS situational analyses for USA regulations and designed GHS training for Asia-Pacific countries. Her GHS activities include: industry member of the USA delegation to the Earth Summit preconferences, the IOMC Coordinating Group on the Harmonization of Chemical Classification Systems, the OECD Task Force on the Harmonization of Classification and Labeling and the ILO Working Group for the Harmonization of Chemical Hazard Communication. She is listed on the UN Roster of GHS Experts. Her professional activities are related to SCHC: recipient of the SCHC Distinguished Lecturer Award for outstanding contributions to the field of hazard communication; a SCHC Board Member and former Chairwoman & President of SCHC; professional development trainer and HAZCOM 101 director. Dr. Sullivan received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Virginia and her BA in chemistry from Newton College of the Sacred Heart. Paul W. Brigandi is a recognized expert in US and international hazard communication regulations. The majority of Paul=92s career was with Mobil Oil Corporation (20 years), where he was involved in a wide variety of research assignments. He spent 10 years in the Product Safety group where he led multi-disciplinary teams, on the planning and implementation of global product safety compliance programs, not to mention writing thousands of SDS along the way. While at Mobil Paul was a member of the OECD Expert Group on classification criteria for mixtures and he chaired both the BIAC to the OECD Expert Group and the American Chemistry Council Global Harmonization Task Force. He holds a BS in chemistry from Rutgers University.
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