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Title CHCS Training “EU CLP (GHS) Classification for Supply - Substances” (Module 17)
Organiser Chemical Hazards Communication Society (CHCS)
Location Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1LZ

Classification is the key procedure upon which hazard communication relies, and is central to producing compliant safety data sheets, labels and other documentation.

This module is designed to give an overview of the EU CLP Regulation and the classification of substances.

What You Will Learn

The module will include sessions covering the following topics:

  • Overview of the CLP Regulation and its relation to GHS
  • Key concepts of classification: hazard classes, hazard categories, and relationship with labelling
  • Physical hazards: which properties does CLP include, how do you measure them, and what are the classification criteria?
  • What are the most important toxicological properties, the current testing recommendations, and how do you use the results for substance classification?
  • Ecotoxicological properties, testing strategies, and classification.
  • Sources of hazard information, how data are obtained and used
  • Notification to the Classification and Labelling Inventory

Exercises will be held throughout the day to assist in the understanding of the concepts introduced.

Delegates should note that this module does not cover classification of mixtures (preparations) or details of labelling, which are the subject of the separate Module 18 (EU CLP Classification for Supply – Mixtures) and Module 19 (EU CLP Labelling for Supply). Nevertheless, mixture classification relies on sound classifications for the component substances in the mixture, and a good understanding of substance classification is highly desirable when considering the classification of mixtures.

This module addresses the EU CLP Regulation which differs in some aspects to the GHS and other regional implementations of the GHS. Where possible differences to GHS will be highlighted during the training.

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