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 1.2 What is CLP?
We have all seen the following symbols on labels and in Safety Data Sheets.
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These are examples of hazard pictograms used to provide information about the damage that a chemical or mixture of chemicals can cause to human health or to the environment. Such pictograms (and there are others), combined with hazard statements and precautionary statements (recommended measures to minimise or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to those chemicals due to their use or disposal), are used when a chemical has been classified as being hazardous, according to established criteria. In the EU, the established criteria and associated use of the pictograms and statements (classification and labelling of substances) are regulated by the CLP Regulation.
The European Union Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixtures
(Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008) is, to put it in simple terms, the EU interpretation of the UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling (GHS). CLP puts the GHS recommendations into force within the EU, so adding to the harmonisation of chemical classification and labelling around the world.
South Africa has introduced its own classification and labelling legislation based on UN GHS.This legislation will be familiar to companies who place substances or mixtures on the South African market, including their transport from the point of manufacture to the destination, whether national or international.
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