Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) • The CLP Regulation (EC1272/2008) comes into force fully on 1st June 2015 • It replaces Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC and Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EEC • For users, the main difference is a change in the symbols/pictograms – from the orange boxes we are used to seeing, to new red-bordered diamonds What do the new pictograms look like? From these… https://osha.europa.eu/en …to these Hazard and Precautionary Statements • The ‘Risk and Safety’ phrases will now be ‘Hazard and Precautionary’ statements – however, they have exactly the same function – telling users about the product and what precautions to take when using it. Impact on labelling and Safety Data Sheets • Kilco will be updating all our labels and Safety Data Sheets for our Biocidal and Detergent products to ensure compliance with the CLP regulation and the continued safe use of our products by our customers. What about current stock that has DSD/DPD labels? • All stock of existing mixtures placed on the market before 1st June 2015 must be used by 1st June 2017 Classification of products • The way in which products are classified has also changed – for example, a product which might have had no hazard under DSD/DPD might now be classified as ‘Causes serious eye irritation’, or ‘Causes serious eye damage’ and will be have an Exclamation Mark or Corrosive pictogram like the ones below. This doesn’t mean that’s its more dangerous than before – it’s just a different way of communicating risk. Causes Serious Eye Irritation gives; Causes Serious Eye Damage gives; These classifications are supported with appropriate Precautionary Statements – for example, ‘Wear eye protection’ or ‘IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.’ Classification of products Example; How will the new labels look? Current DPD label New CLP label As can be seen on the CLP label, the new classification system means that this product has additional pictograms to communicate the hazards. These pictograms are diamonds with a red border, rather than the orange boxes.
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