Globally Harmonized System (GHS): The Basics

    Globally Harmonized System (GHS): The Basics

    Course Overview

    This Globally Harmonized System (GHS): The Basics course is introductory in nature and is designed to inform the student of recent changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the movement to establish a Globally Harmonized Hazard Communication System. Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard covered by this course include Hazard Classification, Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS), as well as benefits of changes, impact on Transportation, Workplace and Consumer.

    This training course has been developed directly from the GHS requirements as outlined in the updated OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and is intended to help employers meet the basic training requirements for GHS of the new Standard.

    Intended Audience

    This GHS online safety course is intended to provide employees, workers and supervisors with "incidental exposure and potential exposure" to hazardous chemicals and substances with GHS introductory training. This training is applicable to employers and employees in nearly all places of employment, including Construction, Manufacturing, General Industry, Transportation Services and similar.

    Note: Those employees, workers and supervisors with more than incidental exposure to hazardous chemicals should consider assigning ClickSafety’s more detailed Introduction to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) training course instead.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, the student will be able to identify major changes in the Safety Data Sheet (formally Material Safety Data Sheet) format, identify Safety and Health Labeling requirements, describe the new GHS Pictograms and Signal Words that identify the hazards associated with a given chemical, understand the basics of the new system for Hazard Classification, and recognize employer requirements to prepare for and implement the new requirements.

    Course Topics

    • Intro to Globally Harmonized System
    • General Requirements
      • Schedule
      • Benefits of GHS
    • Impact of Current regulations
      • Transportation
      • Workplace
      • Consumer
    • Hazard Classification
      • GHS Physical, Health and Environmental Hazards
    • Hazard Communication
      • Labeling
      • Label Elements
      • Multiple Hazards
      • GHS Label Format
      • Workplace Containers
      • SDS vs. MSDS
      • Timelines for Updates


    • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
    • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Pictograms

    Features and Benefits

    The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) - The Basics online safety course will provide basic training on:

    • What is the GHS
    • Basic GHS revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard
    • Basic chemical, physical and environmental classification of hazards
    • Label format of workplace containers
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS) vs. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
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