Global Chemical Management: GHS, Registration & Evaluation

As the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling (GHS) expands internationally, there continues to be major differences between countries in the way that GHS is being implemented. The primary focus of this presentation is on the status of GHS implementation, chemical inventories and new chemical notification requirements. 

This webinar explores: 

  • A quick overview of the types of chemical substances that might be excluded from notifications 
  • Potential exemptions from full notification requirements 
  • Testing requirements for various government agencies 

Jillian Bernstein and Riaz Zaman, Senior Consultants at Enhesa, provide a brief overview of GHS requirements and implementation focusing on the US, Canada, Mexico, EU and China, as well as chemicals registration and evaluation procedures in various parts of the world, including Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea. 


Jillian Bernstein works as a Senior Audit and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Regulatory Consultant and at Enhesa’s Arlington, VA office. She specializes in both U.S. and Canadian laws at the federal and state/provincial levels. Her work involves monthly monitoring of regulatory developments and analyzing their impact on multinational clients, as well as developing and maintaining compliance tools such as audit protocols, regulatory guides, and lists of legislation. In addition, Jillian works as a senior audit consultant for Enhesa where she helps plan, organize, and execute EHS audits around the world. This past year Jillian took on the role of auditor, covering both environmental and health and safety issues for various facilities, including chemical plants, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, and packaging and distribution centers. Jillian received both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University in 2010, where she concentrated on environmental policy and law. Jillian is licensed to practice law in New York.

Riaz Zaman is an EHS Regulatory Consultant at Enhesa based in Washington D.C.  He currently manages and performs consulting projects to assist companies with product stewardship issues and chemicals management requirements.  Mr. Zaman has also specialized in EHS regulation in the United States, India and Pakistan and issues related to international transport of dangerous goods and chemicals management.  Mr. Zaman is an American lawyer with ten years of experience handling a variety of legal matters including environmental compliance issues.  Mr. Zaman has completed projects comparing chemicals management laws across several jurisdictions, analysing technical regulations and standards affecting industrial equipment and advising companies about restrictions on chemicals that affect products.  While studying law, Mr. Zaman was an editor of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. His area of research with the journal included regulation of toxics in the Vermont area.  Mr. Zaman holds a J.D. and an LL.M. in international and environmental law.  Mr. Zaman has published an academic paper in the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, analysing approaches to amending a U.S. maritime liability statute considering international conventions and developments in aviation law.  Mr. Zaman also holds a B.S. degree in chemistry.  While completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Zaman assisted in research analyzing new catalysts used in industrial reactions.