Publication of 15th ATP provisional text

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/07/2020

15th ATP of CLP

The 33rd CARACAL meeting, held last January 15th, led to a first draft of the 15th Adaptation to Technical Progress, amending the Annex VI to Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP).

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Topics: Europe, GHS Compliance, Blog, Environmental Health & Safety

Europe and Annex VIII: FAQs from Chemic webinar

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/07/2020

Following the CHEMIC webinar, hosted in collaboration with Normachem and covering some of the most pressing European regulatory obligations and their aspects, we found useful to gather the most frequently asked questions to cover some of the less clear aspects of Annex VIII and the EU declaration, from the current implementation status of Annex VIII in the various Member States to more technical aspects.

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Topics: Europe, GHS Compliance, Blog, Environmental Health & Safety

News on the PCN format for Poison Centre Notification

Posted by Selerant EHS on 6/05/2019

CLP Annex VIII: what does it define?

Article 45 of the CLP regulation requires that importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures on the market communicate relevant data to the appropriate organisations, in order to prepare an emergency response when needed.

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Topics: Europe

A new CLP update: publication of the 12th ATP

Posted by Selerant EHS on 6/05/2019

The 12th ATP of CLP

On March 12th 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/521 was published. It consists in the 12th ATP, amending the CLP regulation (1272/2008).

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Topics: Europe

UFI in the label: What? How? When?

Posted by Selerant EHS on 4/07/2018

How should I add UFIs in my labels?

During the first joint convention of Selerant and Normachem, one of the hottest topics has been that of UFIs. A UFI, which stands for "Unique Formula Identifier", is an alphanumeric code that must be printed on the label of a product. The UFI creates a unique link between the mixture being put on the market and its specific information, which are sent to what will be the European Poison Centre. In this way, if an emergency arises the UFI will allow first aid responders to identify the product quickly and reliably.

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Topics: Europe

CLP is being updated: 11th ATP has been published

Posted by Selerant EHS on 6/06/2018

The 11th ATP of CLP

On May 4th 2018 Regulation (EU) n. 2018/669, known as the 11th ATP, has been published on the official gazette of the European Union. It brings changes to Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP).

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Topics: Europe

New REACH restrictions for formaldehyde and other substances

Posted by Selerant EHS on 6/06/2018

What substances are subject to restrictions?

On April 9th 2018, the European Commission published the Official Gazette of the European Union, containing Regulations 2018/589 and 2018/588, bringing changes to Annex XVII of REACH by introcducing restrictions 69 and 71 respectively. Regulation 2018/589 was later ratified through a corrigendum published on April 23rd, concerning the date of entry into force of Restriction 69.
These newly introduced restrictions consist in:

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Topics: Europe

Directive 2017/2398: new European occupational exposure limit values

Posted by Selerant EHS on 5/06/2018

Directive 2017/2398: what’s new?

On December 27th 2017, European Directive 2017/2398 has been published. This directive updates Annex III that contains the occupational exposure limit values by adding new entries and editing some values that were already specified in Directive 2004/37/CE. Moreover, Directive 2017/2398 modifies article 14 concerning the health surveillance of workers and inserts article 18a. The latter takes into consideration the possibility of amending the scope of Directive 2017/2398 in order to include reprotoxic substances. The same article states also that “The Commission shall also evaluate the need to modify the limit value for respirable crystalline silica dust”, applying possible modifications in future Directives.

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Topics: Europe

New public consultations concerning the harmonized classification

Posted by Selerant EHS on 27/04/2018

Four substances subject to public consultations

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Topics: Europe, blog post

RAC has proposed new occupational exposure limit values

Posted by Selerant EHS on 27/04/2018

What is this RAC opinion about?

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has issued its opinion on the definition of some OEL values, answering a request received from the European Commission. This opinion concerns occupational exposure limits of benzene (CAS: 71-43-2), acrylonitrile (CAS: 107-13-1), nickel and its compounds, specifically inorganic ones.

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Topics: Europe

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