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An overview of the changes and implications in Britain and Europe of the globally harmonised system for the labelling of chemicals

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GHS

  1. 1. Mike Slater www.diamondenv.co.uk
  2. 2. Global Harmonised System (GHS)
  3. 3. the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures
  4. 4. GHS Pictograms !
  5. 5. Transport Pictograms
  6. 6. 'Contains gas under pressure'
  7. 7. Chronic health hazards
  8. 8. Hazard Categories
  9. 9. Acute toxicity
  10. 10. Signal Words Warning Danger Replace the CHIP Hazard Classifications printed on labels
  11. 11. R Phrases replaced by “Hazard Statements” H240 - Heating may cause an explosion H320 - Causes eye irritation H401 - Toxic to aquatic life
  12. 12. S Phrases replaced by “Precautionary Statements” P102 - Keep out of reach of children P271 - Use only outdoors or in well-ventilated area P410 - Protect from sunlight
  13. 13. Hazard Statements: H Precautionary Statements: P 200 – 299 Physical hazard 100 General 300 – 399 Health hazard 200 Prevention 400 – 499 Environmental hazard 300 Response 400 Storage 500 Disposal
  14. 14. Current EU Label Source: http://www.merck-chemicals.co.uk/ghs
  15. 15. Example of GHS Label Source: http://www.merck-chemicals.co.uk/ghs
  16. 16. 116 pages
  17. 17. CLP Timeline Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Substances CHIP Classification – CHIP & CLP Classification, labelling and or packaging according to CLP CLP & CHIP Labelling - CLP Preparations CHIP or CLP &CHIP
  18. 18. REACH Timeline http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/reach/registration/key_info_index_en.htm
  19. 19. Mike Slater www.diamondenv.co.uk www.diamondenv.co.uk http://diamondenv.wordpress.com/

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