Webinar Poison Centre Notifications 2020 (ECHA)

Next 12th February from 11:00 to 13:00, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) will offer an English webinar about the latest and upcoming news for the European harmonised notification (Annex VIII). At the following link it is possible to find the agenda and the registration form.

Update of the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) has been upgraded to 205 substances. The ECHA (European Chemical Agency) has just included 4 new substances; due to their toxicity to reproduction, endocrine disruption and a combination of other properties of concern. Our Chemeter software has already the current information added in order to create Safety Data Sheets (SDS) up to date.

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UFI code and harmonised toxicological notification – Current status

On 29th November the resolution of the last meeting held between the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) was published. The European commission agreed on amending the text for the CLP Annex VIII, which refers to harmonised toxicological notifications and the use of the UFI code. The new draft includes several amendments where the most relevant ones are:

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Gulf States to implement GHS in 2020

The trade bloc of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar) expects to adopt the UN GHS (Globally Harmonized System) on classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals by mid next year.

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It is already available the eighth revised edition of the GHS

Although many countries are still updating and even implementing the seventh revised edition of the GHS, the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals has published the GHS (Revision 8), approved on December 7th, 2018, updating the seventh revised edition of the GHS, which include:

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