The labelling of substances is one of chemicals legislation's most visual obligations. But this is only one element of the EU’s classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation. Before a chemical can be properly labelled, it needs to be classified. There are many ways to do this. Deciding on which is the best way depends on the specific situation and requires experience.
The CLP Regulation also requires companies to perform certain notifications for chemicals they place on the market. This involves two schemes:
- the classification and labelling inventory (CLI) for substances; and
- poison centre notifications (PCNs) for mixtures, which entered into force on 1 January.
Both schemes are extensive and require significant company resources.
The legal framework for classification and labelling is highly technical and complex. Consequently you need to assess as quickly as possible what does and doesn't matter for your company. In this way you can concentrate your resources on the relevant issues.
How will this course help you?
This online training course will provide you with a robust theoretical background and practical guidance on implementing your obligations. It will also support you in your efforts to be compliant, to avoid business disruptions and to implement legislation efficiently.
During the course, expert trainers Marko Sušnik (WKÖ/SMEunited) and Christian Gründling (FCIO – the Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry) will guide you through the regulatory labyrinth, discuss your questions and share their professional experience with you.
A feature of this training course is that it is limited to 25 delegates, and you will be encouraged to 'raise your hand' and put questions forward – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Topics covered in this course
By attending this training course, you will learn:
- how classification and labelling works in the EU, in theory and practice;
- what the classification and labelling inventory is;
- the new PCN system and its deadlines;
- how the CLP Regulation interacts with the REACH Regulation; and
- strategies for compliance.