CLP is being updated: 13th ATP

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/12/2018

The 13th ATP of CLP

On October 5th 2018 Regulation (EU) n. 2018/1480, corresponding to the 13th ATP, has been published on the official EU journal. This regulation amends Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP).

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Topics: 13th ATP, Regulation 2018/1480

How to add info needed for various GHSs around the world

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/12/2018

In previous newsletters we saw how GHS is implemented in different countries, with differences in hazard categories and additional requirements.

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Topics: Safety Data Sheets, SDS

New draft proposal of the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) 2019-2021

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/12/2018

CoRAP: Community Rolling Action Plan

On October 24th 2018 ECHA published a new draft proposal of the CoRAP 2019-2021, taking into consideration 100 substances for evaluation by member states. Some of these substances are being newly introduced.

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Topics: Regulatory, European Union

Regulation EU 2018/1513 has been published, brings changes to restrictions of REACH Annex XVII

Posted by Selerant EHS on 30/11/2018

The importance of restrictions

Restrictions are a tool for protecting human health and the environment from unacceptable risks that come with some hazardous chemical substances. Restrictions, described in Annex XVII of Regulation EC n° 1907/2006 (REACH), can limit or forbid the production, use or placing on the market of a specific substance. Restrictions to which a substance or mixture is subject must be specified in the 15th section of the SDS.

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Topics: Regulatory, European Union

Upcoming HazCom update

Posted by Selerant EHS on 29/10/2018

What is HazCom?

Inl 2012, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) incorporated the third revision of the GHS Standard in the 29 CFR 1910.1200 standard, commonly known as HazCom. This standard specifies classification criteria, while also standardising label elements and chemical product information to be indicated in the SDS concerning the US market.

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Topics: HazCOM, usa

Safety Data Sheets and the Globally Harmonised System (GHS)

Posted by Selerant EHS on 29/10/2018

The globally harmonised system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemical products has been developed by the United Nations to globally standardise the classification and labelling of chemicals. More specifically, the text of the GHS Standard (known as "UN Purple Book") does the following:

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Topics: Safety Data Sheets, SDS

Are you looking for a way to manage storage and distribution of Safety Data Sheets and Exposure Scenarios?

Posted by Selerant EHS on 1/10/2018

Safety Data Sheets are the most relevant document concerning the transmission of information on substances and mixtures, since they hold relevant information concerning physical and chemical properties, data concerning toxicity, and information on environmental hazards. All this info is relevant for a correct and safe use of the chemical product.

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Topics: Exposure scenarios, Storing, distribution, Safety Data Sheets, SDS

Proposals and news on harmonised CLP classifications

Posted by Selerant EHS on 1/10/2018

Harmonised classification: substance proposals

On the ECHA website a series of substances can be found, for which a proposal of harmonised classification and related dossier exist:

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Topics: Harmonised Classification

New proposals of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

Posted by Selerant EHS on 1/10/2018

The SVHC identification process

On request of the European Commission, a Member State or the ECHA may propose the classification of a substance as substance of very high concern (SVHC). If such classification occurs, the aforementioned substance will be added to the candidate list for its eventual inclusion in Annex XIV. The inclusion of a substance in the candidate list generates legal obligations for companies producing, importing or using such substance as is, in preparations, or in items.

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Topics: SVHC, Candidate list

New notification of hazardous mixtures: a summary with some suggestions

Posted by Selerant EHS on 1/10/2018

Article written by: Normachem

Regulation (EU) 2017/542, a.k.a. Annex VIII of the CLP, is about the new notification method of hazardous mixtures.

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Topics: hazardous mixtures, Regulation (EU) 2017/542, Europe

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