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Hazard Communication and GHS- Chemical Safety Training Program

"I attended the Hazard Communication and GHS Chemical Safety Program, in which we came across some of the most important aspects in regard to chemical safety. It was beneficial and I learned new information". 

Meera Khalid, Chemical Engineer

Young Architect


This training program provides participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills related to hazard communication, the Global Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals, the differences between HAZCOM and GHS, and best practices for chemical safety in the workplace. It is designed to ensure that participants understand the hazards associated with chemicals they work with or may encounter, and how to safely handle, store, and dispose of them.

Program Overview

Learning Objectives

Understand Hazard Communication Requirements:

  • Define hazard communication (HazCom) and its importance in the workplace.

  • Explain the purpose and scope of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).

  • Identify roles and responsibilities of employers and employees under HazCom.

Comprehend the Global Harmonized System (GHS):

  • Describe the GHS and its purpose in standardizing chemical classification and labeling globally.

  • Recognize GHS hazard categories: physical, health, and environmental.

  • Interpret GHS label elements: signal words, pictograms, hazard statements, and precautionary statements.

Interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS):

  • Understand the structure and content of SDS.

  • Locate specific information on SDS: chemical composition, hazards, handling procedures, and emergency response measures.

Identify Chemical Hazards:

  • Classify chemical hazards based on physical, health, and environmental criteria.

  • Recognize common chemical hazards in the workplace (e.g., corrosive, toxic, flammable).

  • Assess the potential risks associated with different chemical properties.

Implement Chemical Safety Practices:

  • Apply safe chemical handling procedures, including storage, use, and disposal.

  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) based on chemical hazards.

  • Understand engineering controls and administrative measures to mitigate chemical exposure.

Respond to Chemical Emergencies:

  • Develop emergency response procedures for chemical spills, leaks, and exposures.

  • Execute proper decontamination procedures for individuals and equipment.

  • Communicate effectively during emergency situations and initiate evacuation protocols if necessary.

Conduct Risk Assessments:

  • Conduct risk assessments to identify potential chemical hazards in the workplace.

  • Evaluate exposure routes and potential health effects associated with chemical exposures.

  • Implement control measures to minimize risks, including substitution, isolation, and ventilation.

Promote Safe Work Practices and Compliance:

  • Promote a safety culture that emphasizes hazard awareness and prevention.

  • Ensure compliance with HazCom and GHS regulations through effective communication and training.

  • Encourage reporting of chemical hazards and near misses to prevent incidents.

Review Regulatory Requirements:

  • Stay updated with regulatory changes related to hazard communication and chemical safety.

  • Implement best practices to comply with local, national, and international chemical safety regulations.

  • Understand the implications of non-compliance and legal responsibilities.


  • Chemical Engineers

  • Process Engineers

  • Petroleum Engineers

  • Drilling Engineers

  • Lab Professionals and Lab Managers

  • Waste Management Engineers and Operators

  • Chemical Manufacturing Engineers/ Operators

  • Hazardous Chemicals Manufacturing Staff

  • Health and Safety Engineers/ Officers

Program Topics

Introduction to Hazard Communication:

  • Overview of hazard communication (HazCom) requirements and their importance.

  • Historical context and evolution of hazard communication standards.

  • Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees under OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).


Global Harmonized System (GHS):

  • Introduction to the GHS and its purpose in standardizing chemical classification and labeling globally.

  • Explanation of GHS hazard categories: physical hazards, health hazards, and environmental hazards.

  • A detailed review of GHS label elements: signal words, pictograms, hazard statements, and precautionary statements.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS):

  • Structure and content of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

  • How to interpret SDS information: chemical composition, hazard identification, handling and storage procedures, emergency measures, and disposal considerations.

  • Practical exercises on locating and understanding specific information on SDS.

Chemical Hazards in the Workplace:

  • Identification and classification of common chemical hazards.

  • Examples of chemical hazards (e.g., corrosive, flammable, toxic) and their potential effects on health and safety.

  • Understanding chemical properties that contribute to hazards (e.g., volatility, reactivity, toxicity).


Safe Handling and Storage of Chemicals:

  • Best practices for safe handling procedures when working with chemicals.

  • Guidelines for proper storage and segregation of chemicals to prevent reactions and accidents.

  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and engineering controls to minimize exposure risks.


Emergency Response Procedures:

  • Development and implementation of emergency response plans for chemical spills, leaks, and exposures.

  • Steps to take during chemical emergencies, including evacuation procedures and first aid measures.

  • Training on decontamination procedures for affected individuals and equipment.


Risk Assessment and Management:

  • Conducting risk assessments to identify and prioritize chemical hazards in the workplace.

  • Evaluation of exposure routes and potential health effects associated with chemical exposure.

  • Implementation of risk control measures, including substitution, isolation, ventilation, and administrative controls.


Regulatory Compliance and Reporting:

  • Overview of regulatory requirements related to hazard communication and chemical safety.

  • Compliance with local, national, and international regulations (e.g., OSHA, EPA, REACH).

  • Reporting procedures for chemical incidents, near misses, and hazards to appropriate authorities.


Safety Culture and Communication:

  • Promoting a culture of safety that emphasizes hazard awareness and prevention.

  • Effective communication strategies for sharing chemical hazard information in the workplace.

  • Encouraging employee involvement in safety initiatives and hazard reporting.

Professional Competency & Career Prospect

Expertise in Chemical Safety Practices:

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of chemical hazards, their classification, and safe handling practices.

  • Understand the principles of risk assessment and management related to chemical exposure in the workplace.

Enhanced Employability:

  • Certification or completion of a Chemical Safety and GHS Training Program enhances your resume and demonstrates specialized knowledge and skills to prospective employers.

  • Positions you as a competent candidate for roles in safety management, environmental health, chemical handling, and compliance.

Diverse Career Opportunities:

  • Opens doors to various career paths in industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, laboratories, construction, and environmental consulting.

  • Potential job roles include safety specialists, chemical technicians, environmental health officers, compliance officers, and regulatory affairs specialists.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD):

  • Demonstrates your dedication to ongoing learning and staying updated with industry trends and regulatory changes.

  • Participating in CPD activities through training programs enhances your knowledge base and keeps your skills current.

Duration & Delivery & Medium of Instruction

Duration: ​

  • 4 days, 2 hours each day


  • Live virtual training on Zoom

Medium of Instruction:

  • English

  • Arabic



IASP/NASP courses/programs are accredited internationally by prestigious accreditation bodies such as IACET ( International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) & ANSI (American National Standards Institute). Both accreditation bodies are known for their high standards and quality when it comes to accrediting courses and certification. This gives IASP/NASP courses/programs a competitive edge over other internationally recognized courses/ programs in HSE.

Program Trainers

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Senior HSE Trainer & Consultant
Laila Ali

Ms. Laila Ali is one of the few competent health and safety trainers in the UAE. Her unique teaching methodology makes her one of the few favorite health and safety trainers in the UAE. She focuses on student-equal participation and interaction. Also, she simplifies the complex topics. 

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Health & Safety Trainer and Specialist
Wagdi Han

Mr. Wagdi is a pioneer in the occupational health and safety field. He has decades of expertise in delivering all workplace safety programs and courses in the UAE and the Middle East.


  • On the last day of the training, participants will take the final exam online

  • Open book exam

  • Multiple choices


​Upon successful completion of the Chemical Safety, Hazard Communication, and GHS Training Program, participants will receive the following certificates:

  • Program Main Certificate:

    • Hazard Communication and GHS​ Program Certificate

  • Other Program Certificates:

    • Chemical Safety Certificate

    • Hazardous Chemicals Identification Certificate

    • Hazardous Chemicals Labelling Certificate

    • Hazardous Chemicals Classification Certificate

  • Validity:

    • Lifetime ​

  • Accreditation:

    • The program is accredited internationally by the International Association of Safety Professionals, USA.

  • Note: The program certificates will be issued within one one-week from the completion date.

Sample Certificate

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999 AED

499 AED

*Limited Time Offer*

Registration Process

Filling Out a Form

To register for the training, please send the following via email/ Whatsapp:

  1. Select the dates and the timings from the schedule above

  2. Send your full name, address, and phone number

  3.  The invoice will be sent, and once you complete the payment you will receive a confirmation email 



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