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GHS update: Health Canada and U.S. OSHA seek public input on aligning hazard communication regulations, announce March 3 webinar

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Health Canada and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced that they are seeking public input on aligning hazard communication regulations in Canada and the United States.

The Regulatory Cooperation Council, a joint group set up by the U.S. and Canada, held initial discussions in the United States and Canada in late 2015.  The mandate of the Regulatory Cooperation Council is to collaborate on implementing the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada and the U.S., and to coordinate efforts in any future developments of the GHS.

Health Canada and OHSA will now be hosting a webinar on March 3, 2016.  The webinar will present an updated “work plan” and provide the opportunity for stakeholders to provide input on aligning U.S. and Canadian hazard communication regulations. Any person interested in attending the webinar should check the Regulatory Cooperation Council section on OHSA’s Hazard Communication website.