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
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