Source: SPECIALIST PRINTING WORLDWIDE : ISSUE 3: 2013
Elaine Campling details the classification on hazardous industrial mixtures
Industry continues to battle with the information on hazardous mixtures that is to be provided to poison centres (PCs) according to Article 45 of the CLP Regulation (The European Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulation (1272/2008 EC). Article 45 is not prescriptive in defining exactly what information should be provided and how it should be notified, leading to a further requirement for the European Commission to involve stakeholders in a process to try and harmonise the information and notification requirements. The European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) continue to pursue the submission of information that goes beyond the capabilities of industry to comply with, and for which little or no added value would be achieved, certainly in the case of industrial mixtures for professional use.
The specific points of concern for suppliers of industrial mixtures including the following: