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Chemical Hazards & Safety Data Sheet Training

CHCS offers Modular Training Courses on the writing of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and related issues such as classification, labelling and other documentation.

About The Course

These Modules are specially prepared for CHCS, and given by acknowledged experts in their fields. The course has been designed with 4 conceptual levels incorporating basic introduction, core knowledge, interpretation and use of knowledge. It is split into several Modules as shown below.

Dates & Venues

Click on the title of the course, below, to open the full description, downloadable flier and online booking form.

CHCS Training Syllabus

Each Module is designed as a stand-alone course. Modules can be taken in any order, but we recommend that delegates have a solid knowledge of the basic and core subjects before taking modules on the interpretation and use of knowledge. Modules 5 & 11, 6 & 12, 8 & 10 and 17, 18 & 19 are normally offered as consecutive 2 or 3 day presentations. Delegates can attend any individual Module from these combined offerings or take any combination as a whole.

Basic introductory modules:

Module 1 Introduction to Safety Data Sheet Writing

Module 3 Introduction to European and UK Chemical Regulation

Module 5 Basic Toxicology

Module 6 Basic Ecotoxicology

Core knowledge:

Module 17 EU CLP (GHS) Classification for Supply - Substances

Module 18 EU CLP (GHS) Classification for Supply - Mixtures

Module 19 EU CLP (GHS) Labelling for Supply

Module 8 Classification for Transport

Module 10 Transport Labelling and Documentation

Module 11 Advanced Toxicology

Module 12 Advanced Ecotoxicology

Module 22 Essentials of Regulatory Chemistry - Substances, Mixtures and Polymers

Module 28 Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

Module 53 Risk Characterisation - The Chemical Safety Report

Module 55 Introduction to Chemicals Regulations in Asia Pacific

Interpretation and use of knowledge:

Module 15 Advanced Preparation of Safety Data Sheets

Module 20 The Extended SDS - Understanding Exposure Scenarios

How To Book

Please note that to ensure the most effective training the Modules will normally be limited to a maximum of 14 students. We now operate an online booking system. To book your place, please click on the Module you wish to attend, from the list in "Dates and Venues" above. This will take you to an online form. Modules will be closed to bookings 6 working days in advance of the date of training.

Pricing

Our courses are for CHCS members only. If you aren't a member, we'd be delighted to welcome you to the membership and then you can take full advantage of our range of courses. Our online Training booking system will not allow you to book a place until you have become a member of CHCS. To join CHCS, please visit Join CHCS

The full price of all courses, unless otherwise stated is £325 (+VAT). However, we offer an "early bird" discount of only £275 (+VAT). This price will expire 9 weeks before the course date, after which the full price will apply. We will invoice, and expect payment in full, before the course takes place.

CHCS membership brings many additional benefits, including news updates and newsletters, and free entry to the CHCS Annual AGM & Industry Lectures.

If you have any questions about registering for a training module or joining CHCS, please do contact the CHCS Office.

Any Questions? 

If you have any questions about registering for a training module or joining CHCS, please do contact the CHCS Office


Society For Chemical Hazard Communication

CHCS is delighted to have an arrangement with the US-based Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) whereby SCHC members can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of SCHC and wish to attend any CHCS event, please email the CHCS Office at enquiries@chcs.org.uk providing your name and organisation. We will verify your membership of SCHC then email you back, providing you with details of how to register. 

To see what events and training SCHC are currently offering, please see our SCHC web page



CHCS News

CHCS October 2019 Newsletter Now Published
Our October 2019 Newsletter is now available, which includes an in-depth, special report titled "Titanium Dioxide - Stakeholders Demand An Impact Assessment". See our CHCS Newsletters page for more details [Posted on 20 October 2019]

GHS Revision 8
Globally Harmonised System (GHS) Revision 8 has been published and is available online in both English and French. CHCS members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings  page. [Posted on 22 October 2019]

Model Regulations, 21st Revised Edition The United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations, 21st Revised edition is now available in English and French. CHCS Members can read more on the page. CHCS News Briefings  [Posted on 21 October 2019]

IATA Publishes Significant Changes To The 61st Edition Of The Dangerous Goods Regulations  

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.   [Posted on 20 October 2019]

CHCS & SCHC Sign New MoU
We are delighted to have signed a new MoU with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, outlining the relationship between both Societies and the benefits to members of both. For more information visit our SCHC web page [Posted on 18 October 2019]

CHCS AGM & Annual Lectures - Celebrating 25 Years of CHCS
We are delighted to publish our draft program for the event, including speakers and presentation titles. 

There is still plenty of time to register for the event, which takes place on 20 November at Hilton Hotel, NEC, Birmingham. Free of charge for CHCS members. 

To find out more, download the flier or reserve your place please visit the CHCS 25th AGM event page [Posted on 8 October 2019]

Draft amendment to REACH Annex II
A consultation has been opened on the draft amendment to Annex II of REACH. The draft has also been notified to the World Trade Organisation – G/TBT/N/EU/680.  

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.  [Posted on 1 October 2019]

Poison Centre First Deadline To Be Postponed
The Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) have agreed unanimously to the European Commission’s proposed changes to Annex VIII to CLP.  

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.   [Posted on 30 September 2019]

Webinar Series: "Introduction to Chemical Management in Latin America"
Our colleagues in the US-based Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), have developed a series of webinars, each covering a different country. CHCS members can register at SCHC-member prices. For more details, see our SCHC web page.  
[Posted on 25 September 2019]

Updated advice for UK-based companies intending to export chemicals listed in the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation to EU countries in the period immediately following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU
The HSE have supplied us with an e-bulletin to provide us with updates, news and information on the PIC Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals).

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page.  [Posted on 23 September 2019]

14th ATP To CLP: Outcomes For TiO2, Cobalt & DPTA
The European Commission has decided the outcome for TiO2, Cobalt and DPTA in relation to the 14th ATP. 

CHCS Members can read more on the CHCS News Briefings page. [Posted on 28 August 2019]

Endocrine Disruptors - 1st CHCS Video

We have produced our first video for members: "Endocrine Disruptors", which is available to members free-of-charge.

This introductory video explains the various components of the human endocrine system and how they interact, to help understand the mechanisms of endocrine disruptors on human systems.

The video is just over 10 minutes long.

To register for access to the video, please visit our video registration page: Endocrine Disruptors Video Registration.

[Posted on 1 July 2019]

News Briefings Summary
  • 22 July 2019
    Draft Amendment To "Poison Centre" Regulations

  • 22 July 2019
    Possible Annex VIII to CLP Extension?

  • 29 June 2019
    Workability Issues: Notification to Poison Centres

  • 24 June 2019
    Eurotunnel publishes 2019 guidance

  • 24 April 2019
    HSE Consultation on revision of Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for a range of carcinogens


  • 28 March 2019
    Poison Centre Guidance Document Published

  • 22 March 2019
    Poison Centre Guidance Document Published

  • 23 January 2019
    Links To Guidance & Legislation Recently Laid Before Parliament

  • 23 January 2019
    RPA Seeks Input From Companies In Chemicals Supply Chain To Assess Impacts Of Brexit

  • 11 January 2019
    Preparing For A Potential 'No-Deal' Brexit

    CHCS Members can read these News items, and older posts, on the CHCS News Briefings page.

    9  July 2018 - CHCS Needs Your Help!

    CHCS has a number of vacancies on our committees and are looking for volunteers to fill them. For more information please see: CHCS Vacancies.

    Next 3 CHCS Training Courses:

    For a full list of our CHCS Training Courses, please visit our Training page. 

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    HOW TO JOIN CHCS

    CHCS Membership is open to any person with an interest in chemical hazard communications. You can join by completing the simple on-line form at Join CHCS. Membership is currently £85.00 (+ £17.00 VAT where applicable; a total of £102.00). 

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      enquiries@chcs.org.uk, tel+ 44 (0) 333 210 2427

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