Key changes to European legislation are on the horizon. Elaine Campling from ESMA HSEP Committee looks at the latest requirements for hazard classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals.
The European Commission has launched a further Inception Impact Assessment, IIA (Roadmap) outlining ideas to improve the effectiveness of ‘essential information on chemicals, including safety and product use-instructions’. This builds on an earlier Roadmap setting out plans to revise the European Union (EU) CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. CLP regulates the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, implementing the international Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of the United Nations (UN) in the EU.