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Guide to packaging Hazardous Waste

The packaging of hazardous waste myst be undertaken correctly to protect employees, local residents, passersby and the environment from harm.  It is also a legal requirement.  The three crucial elements of successful hazardous waste management are Containers Labelling Final packaging There are various containers available for storing different types of hazardous waste, and it’s essential to...

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CLP 2015 deadline

The CLP Regulation requires hazardous chemicals to be classified, labelled and packaged appropriately before they are placed on the market.  All hazardous chemicals must be labelled and packaged to comply with the CLP Regulation by 1 June 2015. There is a transitional period of two years for those mixtures that have already been classified, labelled...

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Chemical Safety and Your Business

Companies of all sizes are responsible for the safety of chemicals that they place on the EU market. Recent surveys and checks by inspectors show that many small companies using chemicals are still unaware of REACH and CLP or may think that the EU’s chemical law does not apply to their business. The leaflet “Chemical Safety...

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Chemical Handling Directive aims to protect workers from exposure to hazardous chemicals

The new ‘Chemical Handling Directive’ 2014/27/EU proposes to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals at the workplace. This Directive amends five existing EU health and safety Directives on protection of workers from exposure to harmful chemicals to align them with the latest rules on classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008)....

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Key Responsibilities for EU importers of Chemical Substances and mixtures under the REACH, CLP and Rotterdam Regulations

The Irish Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has produced an information sheet which outlines the key responsibilities for EU importers of chemical substances and mixtures under the REACH, CLP and Rotterdam Regulations, for which the HSA is the relevant Competent Authority in Ireland. Import means the physical introduction into the customs territory of the EU....

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Classification, Labelling & Packaging 2015: ACT NOW!

On the 1st of June 2015 all mixtures placed on the Irish market must be classified, labelled and packaged in accordance with CLP and a lot of work has to be done in advance to achieve this. During 2014 the Health and Safety Authority will continue to raise awareness among stakeholders about classification of mixtures, what it...

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