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The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted opinions and amendments to Annex VI to the CLP regulation, with 39 new entries added, 17 entries amended and 1 entry deleted. This amended Regulation shall enter into force on May 3, 2022, and will be implemented from November 23, 2023.
On 4 April 2022, Singapore has released the draft GHS Standards. The draft standard is open for public comments until 6 Jun. 2022. The preparation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) can prevent users of chemicals from exposure to chemicals; and to guide the potential users in describing and determining the empirical data of the substance or mixture. Potential users need to pay attention to this standard that it is not applicable to the use of pharmaceutical substances or preparations by medical physicians and veterinarians in the management of the health of a person or an animal but to that in an industrial process. Besides, it will be mandatory for enterprises to classify and label their chemicals based on the new standard, and to update their SDS to ensure the SDS is compliant.
UK has officially left EU since 1 Jan. 2021. Following the UK's exit from the EU, the CLP Regulation has been retained in GB law, with some minor changes, to become the GB CLP Regulation. In this article, CIRS will give an introduction to the classification and labeling of chemicals in GB as well as the SDS requirements, and provide compliance suggestions to related enterprises.
The latest OSHA amendments were published in 2019 by the Ministry of Employment of Labor (MoEL). Under the requirements of the 2019 OSHA Amendments, chemical manufacturers and importers in South Korea are obligated to prepare safety data sheets complying with Korean GHS standards for chemicals meet GHS hazard criteria, and submit the safety data sheets to the MoEL before in time.
European Chemicals Agency released a public consultation concerning the harmonized classification and labeling of 5 substances. Comments on general issues, for example on substance identification, physicochemical properties and data sources or on any unclarities in the text of the CLH dossier can be submitted. Comments on hazard classes of the substance can also be given, yet they must relate to hazard classes that are open for commenting during the public consultation in question, such as classification itself, the information considered in the proposal, the justification of the conclusions, or comments supporting the proposed classification
UN GHS refers to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (purple book). It is an international system created by United Nations Committee of Experts on GHS, International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to address the classification of chemicals by types of hazards and harmonize hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. It aims at providing a basis
Various international transport of dangerous goods regulations have requirements for an emergency telephone number to be available at all times for all shipments, there are a number of specific requirements for certain types of goods. There are also many national requirements and transport operator rules that may require emergency contact details to be provided. Many countries have now adopted the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals)
Latest Updates of EU & UK CLP 1. Is CAS No. mandatory to state in label? In relation to the EU CLP the CAS Number is not required to appear on the EU CLP label however, it is helpful to the user to include it when possible. 2. Are GB CLP notifications required now (or can we await guidance)? For any substance that completed an EU C&L Notification and was included in the database of Notifications on or before the 31st of December 2020, they were directly imported into
What is Poison Centre Notification? Under Article 45 of Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) and Annex VIII, importers and downstream users are required to notify hazardous mixtures to the appointed bodies (i.e, poison centres) using the harmonized format and content by specified deadline before placing their products on EU market. What is UFI? Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) is a unique 16-digit alphanumeric code (
Ministry of Employment and Labor has modified the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 2019. Under the Amended OSHA, the requirements regarding (Material) Safety Data Sheet/ (M)SDS is implemented from 16 Jan. 2021. The amended regulation applies to manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals based in Korea. Related enterprises should submit the (M)SDS to MoEL before manufacturing or importing. There is a transitional period for enterprises that previously prepared an