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HSC Ready

Thank you for your interest in the SGS Hazardous Substance Control (HSC) Workshop.

HSC is a pioneering workshop developed by SGS to train personnel and professionals in the textile supply chain to advance the industry’s knowledge and best practices in chemical management. This site provides step-to-step guidance to start your journey to becoming an HSC trained professional. 

1. Access the pre-training reading materials

This site provides you with all the pre-training reading materials. It is important for applicants to be aware that the content of the pre-training reading serves as the knowledge foundation on which the HSC workshop is built. Our trainers will go through materials and knowledge that are beyond the pre-training reading during the workshop. You are encouraged to prepare and ask questions on areas in the pre-training reading materials that are not clear to you.

Access the pre-training reading materials

  3. ZDHC MRSL 2015 version
  4. ZDHC MRSL, Functions and Best Practices of SDS, Chemical Labelling, Chemical Risks Communication
  5. GHS and Chemical Hazards (The latest 2015 version)
  6. Annex II on MSDS and Article 31 of REACH regulation (EC No. 1907/2006)
  7. Safe Use of Chemical, Transfer and Storage at the Facility, PPE Selection, Emergency Response
  8. Hazards and Risks, Risk Assessment, Risk Control Hierarchy
  9. Types of Environmental Impact Mitigation Measures, Wastewater Treatment and Monitoring
  10. Best Available Techniques in Textile Industry

2. Online Pre-Assessment

After completion of the pre-training reading, applicants are required to complete an online pre-assessment within a specified timeframe. This will inform us about your current knowledge of chemical management and serve as a baseline against which we will be able to benchmark your performance before and after the workshop.