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Health Canada is launching a consultation that begins the process of applying the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals in Canada.


Chemicals used in the workplace are produced and sold around the world. These products often have different label information depending on the safety rules in place where they are produced and sold, Health Canada said. The purpose of the GHS for workplace chemicals is to promote both workplace safety and international trade by applying definitions and safety information requirements that are globally accepted.


Health Canada and the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding, which allows OSHA and Health Canada to collaborate on implementing the GHS in their respective jurisdictions, as well as any future developments of the GHS.


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