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Classification and labeling - CLP - GHS

On January 20, 2009, the new European Regulation 1272/2008 came into force, introducing new rules for the classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) of chemical substances and preparations.

The new Regulation modifies and repeals directives 67/548 / EEC and 1999/45 / EC and makes changes to EC Regulation 1907/2006 (REACH).
The application of the new classification, labeling and packaging criteria is mandatory starting from 1 December 2010 for substances and from 1 June 2015 for preparations.
The new Regulation will make it possible to achieve the objectives set by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), wanted by the UN. The GHS system will make it possible to classify and label a substance, in a unique way worldwide.
Regulation 1272/2008 involves all producers, distributors and downstream users of chemical products, regardless of the quantity produced, sold or used
The close relationship and complementarity between the CLP and REACH Regulations, and the repercussions on the assessment of chemical risk (Legislative Decree 81/08), entails further elements of complexity in the required obligations.
The entry into force of the European Regulation 1272/08 involves the revision and consequent updating of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS or MSDS), of all substances and / or preparations.
The drafting of the SDS must be carried out in accordance with the European Regulation 830/15. This leads to ever greater complexity and requires ever greater skills in the drafting of such documents. This complexity is further aggravated by the obligation to insert exposure scenarios:
Substances - Introduction of substance exposure scenarios for intended uses (extended SDS)
Preparations - Introduction of the sections of interest, derived from the exposure scenarios of the substances contained, for the intended uses.

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