National Regulations Governing Labels:
Austria is a member of the European Union and as such is bound by EU regulations. For pure substances, Austrian labels must be compliant with the EU’s GHS based CLP-regulation No. 1272/2008 – labels created to be compliant with Directive 67/548/EEC have expired. For mixtures, labels can be compliant with either 1272/2008 or with the previous Directive 1999/45/EC.
Austria is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations, for more information see Austrian Chemicals Act 1996 (Chemikaliengesetz (ChemG 1996), BGBl. I Nr. 53/1997). Also, please visit the Austrian site on Dangerous Substances. Additional information on labeling and standards can be found on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.
Please note that while the labeling regulations for consumer and industrial labels are the same, the concerns of industry and consumers may differ. For consumers the Austrian Consumer Affairs Portal provides information regarding product safety, labeling laws and hazardous chemicals that may be encountered in their everyday lives. The portal also provides useful links and contact information to various resources depending on the issue. Business and Industry will find the Consumer Affairs Portal a valuable source of information on the concerns of their stakeholders.
GHS Implementation Status:
The EU has fully adopted GHS under their CLP Regulation (Regulation on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures). The deadline for having new SDSs has passed for pure substances – it was November 30, 2010. The deadline for mixtures is May 31, 2015. Not all the building blocks in the United Nations’ Purple Book were adopted by the EU CLP regulation.
Language for required text:
Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options:
Extra language comments:
All specific hazard text provided in German. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.