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Labour News.

GHS Logo Competition



The purpose of this competition is to create a logo for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.  The logo must interestingly depict the following.

  1. The Problem. At present, chemicals hazards are not adequately communicated.  Therefore, persons who handle, store, transport, use or dispose of chemicals are at risk of having their health or the productive value of their environment negatively impacted.
  2. The Solution.  Utilize the GHS as a means to increase hazard communication.  This would allow persons to make informed decisions regarding how they use chemicals and thereby reduce risks to the environment and to themselves.
  3. 3.   Call to Action. Encourage persons to become familiar with the GHS communication tools, namely, pictograms, labels and SDSs.


Some information about the GHS is provided in the figures below but participants are encouraged to conduct further research on their own.






Rules and conditions governing the GHS logo competition  

  1. Entries must be submitted by an individual.
  2. Logo should have dimensions 300 pixels by 300 pixels and have minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  3. Entries must be created using the appropriate design software.
  4. Entry should be submitted electronically in either PDF, JPEG or PNG formats.
  5. Logo must be submitted to the Labour Department no later than December 12, 2012
  6. Late entries will not be accepted.
  7. The logo must legibly display the term ‘GHS’.
  8. Individuals may submit multiple entries if so desired.
  9. All entries must be accompanied by: Designer’s name; Designer’s age; Designer’s address and telephone number(s); Designer’s school/organization, written interpretation, in 250 words or fewer, of the submitted design.
  10. Works by minors must be accompanied by signed consent form from a parent or guardian in order for the entry to be considered.
  11.  Entries must be new and original works. Entrants must ensure that their submitted entries are not in violation of any copyright laws.
  12. Entries must not be offensive to the community.
  13. The NACOSH does not take responsibility for electronic copies not received by the closing date due to computer failures, server crashes or any other cause.
  14. Entries will become the property of the Environmental Protection Department, Ministry of Environment and Drainage for use in any way the Ministry considers fit. Entry materials will not be returned.
  15. There will be no discussion with entrants concerning their submission before or after the competition has closed.
  16. The decision of the judging panel is final and may not be appealed.
  17. Winners will be announced via the print or electronic media.
  18. The copyright of the chosen design will reside with the Government of Barbados.
  19. The act of entering the competition shall serve as an assignment of all economic rights (i.e. sale, reproduction and licensing) in the entry by the entrant to the Government of Barbados, in accordance with section 23 of the Copyright Act 1998.
  20. The entrant shall be acknowledged as the creator of the work and is permitted to identify her/himself as such, in accordance with sections 14, 15, and 16 of the Copyright Act 1998.
  21. Entrants to this competition by submitting their works into the competition agree to be bound by all the rules and regulations associated with the competition. Failure to comply with the rules will result in the entry being disqualified.  NACOSH and the Ministry of Labour reserve the right to change the rules and regulations as it deems necessary.

Entry Form for the Globally Harmonized System Logo Competition. Click Here.

Published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012


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