We suspect this will be of interest to our clients in the EU:

The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has launched a 12 week consultation on the proposed European Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals, based on the United Nation’s Globally Harmonised System (GHS).

The Regulation, which is currently being negotiated by European Union Member States, will eventually replace the existing classification and labelling system that many chemical suppliers will know through the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations – known as CHIP.

The consultation invites stakeholders to review the proposed Regulation and respond to the HSC with any comments, which will be taken into consideration once detailed negotiations with European Member States begin in mid-September.

See the full release here: Health and Safety Commission (HSC) launches consultation on a new chemical classification and labelling regulation.