GHS Presentation for SATA

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Nexreg is giving a presentation at the Southern Aerosol Technical Association's annual conference. Topic of the presentation - future changes to U.S. and Canadian MSDSs and industrial labels brought on by GHS.

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GHS Presentation for SATA

  1. 1. GHS Update Impact on MSDSs and Labels <ul><li>SATA Technical Conference </li></ul><ul><li>October 2, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Mike P. Moffatt </li></ul><ul><li>Nexreg Compliance </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  2. 2. Coverage <ul><li>Basics of GHS </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons from Other Jurisdictions </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. and Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaving Out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timelines and To Dos. </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  3. 3. What is GHS? <ul><li>U.N. Initiative: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonized </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classification Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Label Elements </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  4. 4. Building Block Approach <ul><li>Purple Book – Revision 3 </li></ul><ul><li>3 Haz Groups: Health, Physical, Enviro. </li></ul><ul><li>28 classes (10 H, 16 P, 2 E) </li></ul><ul><li>Categories (under class) </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Ph: Flammable Aerosol, Category 2 </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  5. 5. Building Block Approach <ul><li>2 Signal Words (Danger, Warning) </li></ul><ul><li>72 ind., 17 comb. Hazard Statements </li></ul><ul><li>105 ind., 33 comb. Precautionary Statem. </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized 16 section SDS </li></ul><ul><li>9 Pictograms (non-transport) </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  6. 6. Worldwide Progress <ul><li>Adopted in: </li></ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Korea </li></ul><ul><li>EU Compliance Dates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Substances: Dec 1, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixtures: June 1, 2015 </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  7. 7. Experience So Far <ul><li>Far more harmonization of classification (caffeine problem) </li></ul><ul><li>Country level issue (omissions/additions) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ‘National Inventories’ </li></ul><ul><li>EU SDS Format 453/2010 </li></ul><ul><li>GHS Neither Completely Global Nor Harmonized: http://bit.ly/ghsvideo </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  8. 8. North American Situation <ul><li>Consider both U.S. and Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. further ahead. Canada taking more of a ‘wait and see’ approach. </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  9. 9. Canada – HazCom Standards <ul><li>5 different HazCom standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WHMIS (Industrial) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pest Control Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explosives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TDG (Transport) </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  10. 10. North American Progress <ul><li>Industrial Labeling / Safety Data Sheets </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Proposed Rule on Sep. 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US Federal Register 74:50279-50549 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearings in March 2010: DC, Pittsburgh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canada: CCOHS White Papers & Webinars </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  11. 11. Likely GHS Omissions <ul><li>U.S.: Omitted Hazard Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acute Toxicity Cat. 5 (Oral, Dermal & Inhl.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin Corrosion/Irritation Cat. 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aspiration Haz. Cat. 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: These were also omitted from EU CLP . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canada: Likely to follow suit. </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  12. 12. Likely GHS Omissions <ul><li>Entire Enviro. Hazard Group omitted from OSHA (U.S.) and WHMIS (Can) adoption. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jurisdictional Issue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Could appear in other N.A. adoptions (e.g. pest control products) </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  13. 13. Likely GHS Additions <ul><li>Both U.S. and Canada likely to add hazard groups. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. – Possible Hazard Categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combustible Dust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Asphyxiants (would not require a pictogram) </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  14. 14. Likely GHS Additions <ul><li>Both U.S. and Canada likely to add hazard groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biohazardous Infectious Material (Class D3 – would use GHS modified version of existing pictogram) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water reactive substances (Part of Class F. May be in GHS Rev. 4) </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  15. 15. Likely GHS Additions <ul><li>U.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No other major additions likely, though Safety Data Sheets will continue to contain other regulatory info (Prop 65, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption of both 16 Section SDS and GHS standard label likely. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May need to include CAS Nos. on label (not a GHS requirement) </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  16. 17. Likely GHS Additions <ul><li>Canada: Many existing features of WHMIS likely to be retained, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name ‘WHMIS’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHMIS Concentration Ranges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three year expiry date for SDSs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference to SDS on Label </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hatched WHMIS Border on Label! (Possibly) </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  17. 18. Consumer Products <ul><ul><li>U.S. CPSC: Interagency Working Group on Harmonization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada CCCR: Consumer Chemical Sector Working Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress quite slow. GHS adoption not expected in near future. </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  18. 19. Harmonization <ul><ul><li>Likely no Canada & U.S. official inventories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key: Will Can/US allow EU (453/2010) layout? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If both Canada and U.S. do not drop additional categories, a single SDS to cover Can/US/EU should be possible, so long as the additional classes covered (EU – Enviro, Can – D3 etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember to also include other necessary state/country level regs (Prop 65, etc.) </li></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  19. 20. Timeline Proposals <ul><ul><li>U.S.: Full compliance 3 years after publication. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada proposing 2 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No staggered phase in date for pure-substances vs. mixtures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BIG PROBLEM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of industry feedback – this may change. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to classify mixtures without substance level classifications? </li></ul></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  20. 21. To Do - Now <ul><ul><li>Hopefully timelines will change, but best to assume they will not. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become familiar with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PURPLE BOOK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US Federal Register 74:50279-50549 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canada: CCOHS materials </li></ul></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  21. 22. To Do - Now <ul><ul><li>Since no staggered dates for substance/ mixtures, need to obtain substance level classifications ASAP for components in products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EU companies have until Dec 1, 2010 to have compliant CLP SDSs for substances. As well, must propose “provisional classifications” for 140,000 REACH pre-registered components. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use EU info as basis for classifying mixtures. </li></ul></ul></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  22. 23. Any Questions? Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  23. 24. Keeping Current <ul><li>Free Regulatory News Site: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/nexregnews </li></ul><ul><li>Nexreg On Compliance Videos: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/user/Nexreg </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032
  24. 25. Keeping Current <ul><li>US Federal Register 74:50279-50549 </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/us-ghs-pdf </li></ul><ul><li>WHMIS After GHS Book ($15) </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/whmisghsbook </li></ul><ul><li>GHS Purple Book - Rev. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/ghs-rev-3 </li></ul>Nexreg Compliance Inc. http://www.nexreg.com [email_address] (866)361-3032

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