Two experts from chemical regulatory experts and safety data sheet/labelling software suppliers, Safeware Quasar, have been chosen to speak at a forthcoming international conference on a new, globally-recognised system for labelling hazardous materials.
Managing director Hazi Mistry and director Simon Robinson will be speaking at the ‘Implementing the GHS’ seminar in Cologne, Germany, in April.
The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a United Nations-backed initiative to standardise the laws about how dangerous chemicals are labelled and described.
For example, some materials are classified as hazardous in some countries and not others, while the labelling and packaging of such products also varies across the world.
Simon will be discussing practical examples of regulatory compliance and hazard communication from industry, while Hazi will give a presentation on appropriate IT solutions and computer software.
Hazi said: "We’re delighted to have been chosen to speak at this conference, which we hope will provide a valuable insight into the likely changes to the regulations over the next few years.
"By standardising the labelling of dangerous chemicals and other hazardous materials, the GHS regulations should make life easier for producers and transporters, as well as improving safety for employees and anyone else who may come into contact with these products."
GHS was implemented in the UK in January 2009, and has already been adopted in many countries around the world, while others will be doing so over the next year.