Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008 – CLP introduced the classification criteria of the global harmonized system GHS in the Community. These criteria are to be used by suppliers to classify substances and mixtures, following the hazard assessment. Products classified as dangerous must also be labeled and packaged according to the requirements of the CLP regulation. Other key obligations imposed by the CLP Regulation are: the notification to ECHA of the classification and labeling of substances produced or imported, as well as the submission of notifications at national and European level for products placed on the market.
Both the accuracy of the SDS and the application of downstream regulations based on the hazards of substances and mixtures (occupational safety, Seveso, waste, etc.) depend on the correct application of the CLP regulation.
Those responsible for placing hazardous mixtures on the market must submit notifications pursuant to Article 45 and Annex VIII of the CLP – UFI Regulation (introduced by Regulation (EU) 2017/542). The information must be sent to the body designated by the Member State where the product is placed on the market starting from:
- January 1, 2020 for products intended for consumption;
- 1 January 2021 for products for professional use;
- 1 January 2024 for products for industrial use:
- January 1, 2025 for products already notified.
What we offer
CLP and GHS CLASSIFICATION
We identify the obligations that the CLP Regulation places on you and provide technical support to help you meet these requirements
We evaluate the implications of CLP for your business, set the timeline for meeting compliance obligations
We classify the substances and mixtures, to allow correct labeling and choice of packaging
REGULATION (EU) 2017/542
We identify the products to be notified, the entities to which information should be transmitted and the deadlines for the products marketed
We assign each product a category according to the EuPCS system
We generate UFI (unique formula identifier) codes, which must be indicated both in the notification and on the label or packaging of the products
We prepare and send your notification in PCN format
LABELING AND PACKAGING OF PRODUCTS
After classifying your products, we advise on mandatory labeling requirements under the CLP Regulation, such as the size of the pictogram and the selection of hazard statements and precautionary statements
Furthermore, we can advise on the provisions relating to the labeling of particular products or, for example, on how to reduce the information on the label for small packages.
We pass the classification and labeling of your manufactured or imported substances to ECHA’s C&L inventory
We identify the products subject to the notification obligation pursuant to art. 45 of the CLP Regulation and we prepare the information to be transmitted to the Dangerous Preparations Archive, for Italy, and / or to European bodies to meet this requirement
We assist you in understanding the requirements of the new regulation 2017/542 for the notification of hazardous mixtures and in preparing in time for the transmission of the new information, as well as in associating the UFI code (Unique formula identifier) to your products
DRAFTING OF SAFETY DATA SHEETS
We draft and review the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as required by the REACH Regulation
We evaluate, insert and / or integrate the relevant Exhibition Scenarios (ES) to the safety data sheet (Extended Data Sheet, eSDS)
For more information on the SDS service see HERE
We educate staff on the classification criteria of the CLP regulation, to apply them and to frame the requirements with a view to drafting the SDS, applying ADR and other downstream regulations. We train employees to prepare and send notifications for dangerous mixtures, to generate their own UFIs and to assign categories according to the EuPCS system.