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Meeting the CLP / GHS challenge

The UN’s 'Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals’ (GHS) addresses the classification of chemicals by types of hazard and proposes harmonized hazard communication elements; including labels and safety data sheets. It aims to ensure that information on physical hazards and toxicity from chemicals is available in order to enhance the protection of human health and of the environment during the handling, transport and use of these chemicals. The EU has implemented GHS through Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (‘CLP Regulation’); requiring manufacturers, importers and users of chemicals to classify their substance according to CLP after December 2010 and mixtures after June 2015. The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) required full implementation of the GHS after June 1st, 2015.


Our CLP-GHS assistance includes:

Comprehensive desktop searches to identify data suitable for CLP/GHS classifications
Assistance and guidance on the classification of chemicals and mixtures
Supporting companies in the entry or updating of CLP/GHS relevant data; running client-specific GHS system rules (e.g., SAP EHS Management, WERCs®) and assuring quality of GHS system classifications and SDS outputs
Scientific review and challenge (if scientifically justified) of C&L proposals
Providing company-tailored GHS/CLP training