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UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings




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HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
of 16 Decemb...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings




                                                 ECOSOC
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HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

          UN Globally Harmonized System of
        Classification and Labelling of Chem...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings




For the transport of dangerous goods, the UN GHS is implemented through the UN Model...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

HSE rational for UN GHS stakeholder meetings:

• Because developments at UN level will ...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

Rational for the stakeholder meetings; to invite feedback on papers to the UN
    GHS S...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 (continued)

Hazard communication issues

ST/SG/AC....
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 (continued)

5. Discussion of GHS-TDG corrosivity i...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 (continued)

6. Arrangements for receiving comments...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

Documents - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (‘UNECE’)
http://www.unece.or...
HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings

HSE follow up to the UN GHS stakeholder meeting held November 18th 2009:

   • Summary ...
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HSE GHS Stakeholder Meetings

  1. 1. Health & Safety Executive UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Ciba Expert Services®
  2. 2. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (‘CLP’) OJ L353 31.12.2008, p.1 http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:L:2008:353:SOM:EN:HTML • One of the key principles of the CLP Regulation is that it will be amended in line with developments in the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (‘GHS’), agreed at UN level. • Changes to the UN GHS are negotiated at 6-monthly meetings of the UN Subcommittee of Experts on the GHS (‘UNSCEGHS’) in Geneva (the next meeting is July this year) and are published through 2-yearly revisions to the GHS ‘purple book’. The amendments will then be transferred to the CLP Regulation through adaptations to technical progress (‘ATPs’). Ciba Expert Services®
  3. 3. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings ECOSOC United Nations Economical & Social Council Strategic UN CE TDG GHS United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals Technical UN SCE TDG UN SCE GHS United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals http://www.unece.org/trans/welcome.html http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/mandate_e.html Ciba Expert Services®
  4. 4. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals ‘Purple Book’ • First Edition 2003 • First Revised Edition 2005 • Second Revised Edition 2007 • Third Revised Edition July 2009 http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev03/03files_e.html The UN GHS is not a formal treaty, but instead is a non-legally binding international agreement. Therefore countries (or trading blocks, like the European Union) must establish legislation for their jurisdiction in order to implement the UN GHS. Ciba Expert Services®
  5. 5. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings For the transport of dangerous goods, the UN GHS is implemented through the UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (‘Orange Book’). The second revised edition of the UN GHS is implemented through the 15th revised edition of the UN Model Regulations, applicable during the period 2008-2009. The third revised edition of the UN GHS will be implemented during the period 2010-2011, once the transport legal instruments make mandatory the relevant provisions of the 16th revised edition of the UN Model Regulations. Ciba Expert Services®
  6. 6. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings HSE rational for UN GHS stakeholder meetings: • Because developments at UN level will feed into the EU CLP Regulation the Health & Safety Executive (‘HSE’) wishes to develop its consultation with stakeholders on developments to the UN's Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, • To help achieve this the HSE organised an inaugural stakeholder meeting (18th November 2009) prior to the December meeting of the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the GHS (UNSCEGHS), • The aim, to discuss and share views on the latest proposed developments to the UN GHS to help inform the UK's negotiating position at the UNSCEGHS, • Subject to the level of interest, further meetings are proposed prior to subsequent UNSCEGHS meetings. Ciba Expert Services®
  7. 7. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Rational for the stakeholder meetings; to invite feedback on papers to the UN GHS Subcommittee, which propose amendments to the UN GHS. Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 1. Introductions 2. Purpose and aims of meeting 3. Adoption of agenda 4. Discussion of working and INF documents submitted for UNSCEGHS meeting on 9-11 December 2010 (following UNSCEGHS agenda order) Updating of the 3rd Revised edition of GHS (a) Physical hazards ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/2009/8 - (EIGA) Correction to the criterion for flammability of gas mixtures in 2.2.5 (b) Health hazards UN/SCEGHS/18/INF.3 - (Germany) Informal correspondence group on the revision of Chapters 3.2 and 3.3 (c) Environmental hazards UN/SCEGHS/18/INF.4 - (European Commission) Proposal to consider the harmonisation of the criteria for classification and labelling of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances Ciba Expert Services®
  8. 8. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 (continued) Hazard communication issues ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/2009/9 - (Germany and the United Kingdom and the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA)) Pictogram for gases under pressure Draft INF paper on hazard communication for supply and use of non-flammable aerosols (FEA) ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/2009/11 - (Australia) Additional information on physical and chemical properties for inclusion on the guidance on the preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Any Other Business ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/2009/10 - (Chairperson/secretariat) Publication of sector-specific guidance for the application of the GHS [Note: discussion will also take place on any further INF papers submitted prior to 18th November – please check web links below for details] Ciba Expert Services®
  9. 9. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 (continued) 5. Discussion of GHS-TDG corrosivity issue ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2009/50 - (United Kingdom) Comments on ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2009/15 and informal document INF.3 submitted at the thirty-fifth session. Suggested text for implementation of GHS criteria in Class 8 of the Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (Netherlands) ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2009/15 - (The Netherlands) Suggested text for implementation of the GHS criteria in Class 8 of the UN Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods UN/SCETDG/35/INF.3 - (The Netherlands) Addendum to ST/SG/AC.10/C.3/2009/15 UN/SCETDG/36/INF.13 – (Germany) Implementation of Acute Toxicity Criteria of the GHS into Division 6.1 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods UN/SCETDG/36/INF.xxx UN/SCEGHS/18/INF.xxx – (The Netherlands) Proposal for a way forward in the discussion on the implementation of the GHS criteria for corrosivity in the UN Model Regulations for Transport for consideration by the Working Group on corrosivity Ciba Expert Services®
  10. 10. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Agenda – meeting 18th November 2009 (continued) 6. Arrangements for receiving comments on late papers 7. Brief update on recent CLP activities 8. Review of meeting and plans for the future 9. AOB Ciba Expert Services®
  11. 11. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings Documents - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (‘UNECE’) http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/danger.htm ↓ Meeting Documents - ECOSOC Bodies ↓ Sub-Committee on GHS (‘UNSCEGHS’) ↓ Working Documents (formal proposals for adoption by the GHS Subcommittee) http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42009.html http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c42010.html ↓ Informal documents (proposals at earlier stages of development) http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf17.html http://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc4/c4inf18.html Ciba Expert Services®
  12. 12. HSE - UN GHS Stakeholder Meetings HSE follow up to the UN GHS stakeholder meeting held November 18th 2009: • Summary of meeting circulated to attendees, • Summary of the outcomes of the meeting of the UN Subcommittee of Experts on the GHS (UNSCEGHS) which took place from 9th -11th December 2009, circulated to attendees. Next HSE UN GHS stakeholder meeting is planned for 9th June 2010, prior to the next UNSCEGHS meeting in July 2010. N.B. - Meeting facilities are likely to limit attendees to circa 30. - Attendance is by invitation. - The HSE expect those attending to make a contribution to the debate. Ciba Expert Services®
  13. 13. 2009 Labelling & Packaging What‘s correct, what isn‘t? Major Accidents We can advise. Classification (Seveso) Understand all the rules? What‘s happening? We do. Our experts are following developments at EU level. Waste The new EU CLP Regulation Safety Data Sheets How is this impacted? What changes & when? Ask an expert. Do you know what it may mean for your Company? We know. Ciba Expert Services does 2010 Our Knowledge Your Advantage® Worker Protection Consumer Protection / How many COSHH assessments do Marketing Restrictions you need to review? We can audit, advise and train. How may your products be affected? Environmental Protection Let us advise you. Implications for your raw materials, Intermediates & finished products? 2015 Let us tell you. Ciba Expert Services®
  14. 14. Ciba Expert Services • To learn more about our services visit www.cibaexpertservices.com or contact: Jeremy J Ramsden Expert Services Business Unit Head Regulatory Services UK Office: +44 (0) 1625 888070 Email: jeremy.ramsden@ciba.com Murray Horton Expert Services Business Unit Business Development Manager Office: +44 (0) 1270 662401 Email: murray.horton@ciba.com Ciba Expert Services®

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