INTRODUCTION TO CLP

TS code:  BM-TS2

OVERVIEW

The Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation ((EC) No 1272/2008) is based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) and its purpose is to ensure a high level of protection of health and the environment, as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles.
The lecture discusses obligations of downstream users and distributors of chemicals, as well as classification, labelling and packaging.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The aim of the lecture is to introduce trainees to basic issues of CLP Regulation, including key terms and definitions as well as basic procedures under CLP Regulation.
The lecture is supplemented with exercises (see BM-E-TS2).
After the training session (lectures and excercises), trainees should:
– learn about the use of substances with certain dangerous properties that may pose a risk to human health and / or the environment;
– get acquainted with criteria for substances and mixtures classification – general rules;
– know the basic DU obligations under CLP regulation;
– know the methods of classification of mixtures.

CONTENTS

  1. What does CLP stand for?
    1.1. Short introduction to the topic
    1.2. Exceptions – subjects to other regulations
  2. Chemicals covered by CLP
    2.1. Chemical substances
    2.2. Chemical mixtures
    2.3. Hazardous substances
  3. Obligations under CLP
    3.1. Downstream user
    3.2. Distributors
  4. Classification
    4.1. Harmonised classification
    4.2. Self-classification
    4.3. Classification of mixtures
    4.4. C&L Inventory
  5. Hazard classes and categories
  6. Hazard statements (phrases)
  7. Labelling of substances according to CLP
  8. Packaging requirements according to CLP