European companies that market substances and mixtures in Europe are obliged to know the dangers and to correctly classify all their chemical products in order to guarantee the protection of human health and the environment. To this end, on 31 December 2008, the European Commission published Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, which adopted the new classification criteria proposed by the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS).
The CLP Regulation amends and repeals Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, obliging the chemical industry to reclassify all its products into new hazard classes and categories and to change the contents of its safety data sheets and labels.
These new criteria should apply to all substances and mixtures placed on the market in the European Union, with the exception of a few specific cases which may be covered by more specific classification and labelling rules, such as medicinal products, food additives, etc.
According to Article 45 of the CLP Regulation, companies marketing mixtures hazardous to health and/or with physical hazards are required to notify these to the Poison Centres established in each of the member states (e.g. Spanish National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTYCF, Spain)).
In addition, companies manufacturing or importing substances subject to REACH Registration and/or classified as hazardous have one month from the date of placing on the market to notify their substances to the Classification and Labelling Inventory of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
ServiREACH offers you the necessary support to comply with the regulations applicable to the marketing of biocide products in all the member states of the European Union.
Diagnosis We determine your company’s obligations under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 to assess the current level of compliance and define the appropriate strategy to meet them.
Poison Centre ServiREACH notification helps you to notify all your products to the different European Poison Centres, whichever country you are selling them in.
Hazard classification We carry out the hazard calculation of chemical substances and mixtures according to the CLP Regulations classification criteria. We complement the service with the preparation of a justification report by means of hazard calculations, and if appropriate, we offer a testing proposal that certifies it.
CLP Labeling We review your products and prepare a labeling document according to its dangerousness taking into account the content, size of the label and pictograms, type of packaging or other relevant information that appears on it.
C&L notification If you have not already done so, we will help you to process the notification of your substances to the ECHA Classification and Labelling Inventory.
Consultancy Based on our personalized advice, we can solve your queries efficiently and conveniently – and become your trusted ally offering a speedy resolution when you are in doubt.