The 2009 CHIP Regulations are changing. CHIP is the abbreviated name for Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations. CHIP Regulations are being replaced by the European CLP Regulations.
CHIP implements two European Directives:
1. Dangerous Substances Directives
2. Dangerous Preparations Directive
As of June 2015 these Directives will be withdrawn and have no legal effect, as a result the CHIP Regulations will also be repealed.
This means that CLP Regulations will be the only law for classifying, labelling and packaging chemicals.
The CLP Regulations introduces new symbols which are pretty similar to the existing system. The purpose of GHS is to make it easy to identify chemicals and potential hazards that are shipped worldwide.
GHS and what it means to you >>>>
• GHS - The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals addresses classification of chemicals by types of hazards and proposes harmonised hazard communication elements, including labels and safety data sheets. The GHS also provides a basis for harmonisation of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide level, an important factor also for trade facilitation.
• For the European Union the mandatory dates for the implementation are set as below.
• During the transition period between the publication of the European Directive and the effective date for Mixtures of Chemical Substances, both systems are permitted (HSID and GHS) In terms of labelling, HSID and the GHS systems cannot be applied on the same box The new regulations require companies to reassess their classification and labelling systems.
NEW GHS Details at a glance...
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