The Samahan sa Pilipinas ng mga Industriyang Kimika (SPIK) conducted the awareness seminar to the regulators involved in the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) on December 08, 2015 at the BOI Conference Room.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations beginning in 1992 and as of 2015 is not yet fully implemented in many countries. It was designed to replace the various classification and labeling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria on a global level. It supersedes the relevant European Union system, which has implemented the United Nations’ GHS into EU law as the CLP Regulation and United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.
The GHS National Coordinating Council is headed by Dir. Eries Cagatan, BOI Industry Champion. The SPIK Responsible Care Council, Ms. Cynthia Reyes, Ms. Dall Palisoc, Ms. Gretchen Fontejon- Enarle and Mr. Jonathan Chong, served as Speakers as government representatives from the Board of Investments (BOI), Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) and Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) eagerly listened to the topics.