Hazards of chemical products
The hazards of chemical products are identified under the CLP regulation 1272/2008. CLP stands for the "Classification, Labelling and Packaging” of hazardous products.
At the end of 2008 Europe took a major decision in adopting a harmonised system for the classification and labelling of dangerous products: the GHS (Globally Harmonised System) Developed under the aegis of the United Nations, this regulation brings a radical change to the manner of communicating on the hazards of chemical substances marketed in the European Union.
Transitional measures will continue to apply until 2017 for products placed on the European market before 1 June 2015.
The label of a hazardous product includes following information:
- hazard pictograms
- hazard statements
- precautionary statements
- signal words
- identification of the product
- name, address and telephone number of the supplier
- nominal quantity
On the ECHA (European Chemical Products Agency) website, you will find:
• a summary of the CLP regulation
• legal texts
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