GHS Workshop: Preparing for Implementation in Chile and What Can Be Learned From Other Regions 


Monday, June 10, 2019  

1 – 5pm

As Chile moves closer to implementing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling in line with the requirements of the United Nations and the OECD, this will understandably pose new challenges to companies operating in Latin America who will be required to standardize the classification of hazards and labelling of chemicals products before placing them on the market. Utilizing Yordas Group's extensive experience of supporting companies Hazard Communication requirements globally, this pre-conference workshop will cover current and expected Hazard Communication requirements in Chile, practical classification exercises, and provide an expert opinion on possible future developments following the implementation of GHS. 

The afternoon workshop on Monday, June 10, 2019 will:

  • Provide a brief introduction to GHS and highlight the current implementation status in Latin America.
  • Consider the existing standards for Classification, Labelling and SDS in Chile.
  • Cover the content of the Safety Data Sheet including regional differences, consistency between sections and identifying reliable sources of information.
  • Facilitate delegate participation in practical GHS classification and labelling exercises for substances and mixtures.
  • Discuss managing the transition to GHS: balancing current and future requirements.
  • Explore how classification may impact on the future management of hazardous chemicals in Chile including: chemical notifications, risk assessments, restrictions, authorizations, or specific packaging requirements. 
  • Dr. Alex Paul

    Principal, Chemical Regulatory Services Division Yordas Group

    Alex founded and brought in-house Yordas Group's Hazard Communication services in 2011 and now manages Yordas Group’s Regulatory Services and team to support companies globally with their chemical notification requirements. Chemical notifications include: REACH and BPR in Europe, TOSCA and CEPA respectively in USA and Canada, and REACH-like notifications in Asia. Classification and labelling plays a central role to any notification, risk assessment or restriction activity.    

    Yordas Group has was formerly known as The REACH Centre and having outgrown its name, rebranded in November 2017 to allow continued global expansion and diversification of software and services. Yordas Group has offices in the UK, Germany, Canada and Chile, and representation across Asia to facilitate the submission of chemical notifications locally.