GENERAL RULES FOR LABELLING OF CHEMICALS

TS code: AM-L-TS7
OVERVIEW
The presentation describes the requirements for labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures before placing them on the EU market, in accordance with the provisions of the CLP Regulation. Classification and labelling is the starting point for hazard communication that uses classification codes introduced by CLP Regulation. The presentation presents how to communicate the hazard using labels. It defines the content of the label and the organisation of the various label elements on it, according to CLP Regulation. It discusses pictograms, signal word code(s), hazard statement code(s), supplamental hazard statement code(s).
The presentation provides an examples of labels as is an important communication tool that provides consumers with information about a product’s composition, nutritional profile, and quantity of contents so that they can make product comparisons and selections.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The aim of the lecture is to introduce trainees to CLP labelling and packaging rules for physical, health, environmental and additional hazards.
The lecture is supplemented with excercises (see AM-E-TS7).
After completing this training session (the lecture and the excercises), trainees should:
– get acquainted with the general rules for labelling and packaging of chemicals according to criteria laid down in CLP Regulation;
– get acquainted with classification and labelling list (C&L), which is a central database containing information on the classification and labelling of notified substances, available on the EU market;
– learn the rules for creating labels;
– learn the rules of packaging requirements according to CLP.

CONTENTS

  1. Labelling and packaging of chemicals – short introduction to the topic
  2. Harmonised classification and labelling
  3. General rules for labelling of chemicals
    3.1. Label language
    3.2. Size of labels and its elements
  4. Content of labels
    4.1. Identification of chemicals on labels
    4.2. Hazard pictograms on labels
    4.2.1. Precedence rules for pictograms
    4.3. Signal word
    4.4. H-statements indicating hazards in labelling
    4.4.1. Precedence rules for hazard statements
    4.5. P-statements indicating precautions
    4.5.1. Precedence rules for precautionary statements
    4.6. Supplemental information on label
  5. Other labelling requirements
    5.1. Labelling exemptions
    5.2. Areosols
    5.3. Relationship between the CLP Regulation and labelling provisions in transport
    5.4. Updating information on labels
    5.5. General rules for the application of labels
    5.6. Location of information on the label
  6. Packaging requirements according to CLP
    6.1. Packaging to be fitted with child-resistant fastenings
    6.2. Packaging to be fitted with a tactile warning
  7. Other packaging requirements