The new classification and labelling scheme, based on the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) will come fully into force in June 2015. The CLP Regulation, whilst already applying to substances, will apply to mixtures as of this date, replacing the old CHIP scheme.
The BCF is running a workshop on Tuesday 30th April in Nottingham, to update members on the new requirements. The new scheme is completely different to CHIP, with a different hazard classification system and a new way of labelling. Labels will have new pictograms, warning phrases, hazard and precautionary phrases. In particular, members will need to decide which phrases to include on labels; advice will, therefore, be given on how to prioritise and select these.
The presenters include Jan Robinson, Director Product Regulations from CEPE and Jim Highcock,Raw material and Product Compliance manager, PPG Industries.
You need to attend this invaluable workshop to ensure that you are ready for the change. Even though you may be using a computer application to carry out the hazard classification and produce the labels, you need to understand the principles to ensure that these are correct. The GHS scheme includes various options which may help improve your systems.
There will be an opportunity to discuss relevant issues with the experts to help in your understanding.
We are offering an Early Bird Discount of 20% for bookings received by 22 March.
The registration form is available by clicking here