The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemicals (CLP) is a designed by the UN to standardise the information given to people who produce, transport or use chemicals, in order to reduce the risk to human health and the environment
- Instantly recognisable symbols allow employees and visitors to take adequate measures to keep themselves safe
- Once a substance or mixture is classified based on its hazards, the hazards needs to be communicated to the user
- The label of a hazardous substance or mixture includes pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and supplemental statements
- Labels conform to European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
- Essential for any business that handles, makes, sells or transports hazardous chemicals or substances
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Globally Harmonised System (GHS)
The United Nations' Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) provides a harmonised basis for globally uniform physical, environmental, and health and safety information on hazardous chemical substances and mixtures. It sets up criteria for the classification of chemicals for physical-chemical, health, and environmental hazards of chemical substances and mixtures and sets up standardised hazard information to facilitate global trade of chemicals. GHS was adopted by the United Nations in 2002 and is periodically updated. The implementation of the GHS in the EU in 2008 makes the EU a front-runner in its uptake.
Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)
The GHS has been implemented in the EU by Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (the 'CLP Regulation'). The CLP Regulation entered into force on 20 January 2009. The deadline for substance classification according to the new rules was 1 December 2010; for mixtures, the deadline is 1 June 2015. The CLP Regulation replaced previous rules on classification, labelling and packaging of substances (Directive 67/548/EEC) and preparations (Directive 1999/45/EC) after this transitional period.
In line with the GHS standard, CLP allows for the identification of hazardous chemicals and the communication of these hazards to users through labelling. It also provides the basis for safety data sheets (SDS) regulated under the REACH Regulation, and sets requirements for the packaging of hazardous chemicals.
Once the substance or mixture is classified based on its hazards, the hazards needs to be communicated to the user. The label of a hazardous substance or mixture includes pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, precautionary statements, and supplemental statements. Under the CLP Regulation, pictograms with a red diamond on a white background replace the orange squares from the old system.
For more information on the labelling of hazardous substances and mixtures, including guidance documents, please consult the ECHA website.
The Health and Safety Regulations 1996
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 (the Safety Signs Regulations) implement European Council Directive 92/58/EEC on minimum requirements for the provision of safety signs at work. This guidance is aimed at helping employers meet their responsibilities under these Regulations.
All of our safety signs comply with the safety colour Regulations. This ensures that certain colours adhere to their specific meanings.
The Regulations require employers to use a safety sign where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been avoided or controlled by the methods required under other relevant law, provided use of a sign can help reduce the risk. Safety signs are not a substitute for those other methods of controlling risks such as engineering controls and safe systems of work.
They apply to all workplaces and to all activities where people are employed, but exclude signs used in connection with transport or the supply and marketing of dangerous substances, products and equipment.
EN ISO 7010:2012
EN ISO 7010 was introduced in 2003 and revised in 2012. Since then it has been accepted into EU Law and provides a standardised, easy to understand safety message - wherever you are and whatever language you use!
Why EN ISO 7010?
The main goal of the standard is to introduce a globally recognised range of safety pictograms. Although most will be similar and familiar, there are some new introductions.
Where does EN ISO 7010 apply?
The Regulation is applicable in all workplaces and locations where users need to be informed about safety matters - emergency exits and hazardous area signs are excellent examples of standard use signs.
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