The classification and labelling of chemical substances is undertaken to ensure their safe production, transport, use and disposal in the workplace and by consumers. It provides information on a chemical’s hazardous properties and appropriate control measures to reduce risks. In the EU, the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation entered into force across Europe in January 2009 and is based on the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

At wca, we have a wealth of experience in the classification and labelling of chemicals, and can provide support with the following:

  • Determining the physico-chemical, environmental and human health classifications of substances under CLP or GHS, for both substances and mixtures.
  • Classification and labelling of substances under CLP for the purposes of REACH registration, including for UVCBs.
  • Classification and labelling notifications for substances outside of REACH.
  • Preparation of harmonised classification (CLH) dossiers.
  • Preparation and review of the classification and labelling section of material safety data sheets (Section 2 Hazards identification).

Please contact us for further information on our CLP capabilities.

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