In Switzerland, the ordinance on protection against dangerous substances and preparations (ChemO) regulates the placing of substances and preparations on the market. The ChemO is largely similar to the European REACH and CLP regulations except when it comes to the part of registering substances.
If you’re placing mixtures on the market only for industrial use, limited submission to the poison centre notification sounds very appealing. You fulfil your notification obligation while providing only minimal data about your mixture. Sounds like a win, right?
Well, take a closer look.
The goal of the CLP Art. 45 Annex VIII regulation is to harmonize mixture information for emergency health response. It was only a matter of time that the EU takes steps to standardize information for poison centres. As people can move freely within the EU, so can products. Especially for those who live close to national borders, it’s not unthinkable that you do your shopping in a country different from your place of residence.
The unique formula identifier (UFI) is the unambiguous identifier of products classified for health or physical hazards. From 1st January 2021, this 16-character code must appear on or in proximity to product labels.
The UFI will be used by poison centres in the event of an emergency call. Therefore, upon submitting a notification to the ECHA Submission Portal, only poison centres will know which mixture composition the UFI corresponds to. Our FAQ on UFI covers questions and answers about UFIs, including how you can generate a UFI.
It is common knowledge now that the data requirements for submitting a dossier in the poison centre notification (PCN) format is extensive. Besides the new data points such as the UFI and EU Product Category, the PCN format requires full composition of the product and other data such as pH value and hazard classification.
ECHA held a Webinar on 12th February covering topics surrounding creating notifications to the poison centres in accordance with CLP Art. 45, Annex VIII. The webinar consisted of two parts – regulatory updates and IT tools and guidance. The previous blog post focused on changes in the first amendment to CLP Annex VIII. In this blog post, we will focus on regulatory updates that we can expect in the second amendment of Annex VIII to CLP.
ECHA held a webinar on 12th February covering topics surrounding creating notifications to the poison centres in accordance with CLP Art. 45, Annex VIII. The webinar consisted of two parts – regulatory updates and IT tools and guidance. In this blog post, we will focus on regulatory updates as per the first amendment of Annex VIII to CLP. The first amendment, published on 10th January 2020, has been in force since 30 January 2020. The second blog post focuses on changes we can expect in the second amendment.
The Nordic Product Registers are among the most extensive chemical product registers in the world in terms of the required information as well as the quantity of registered products and substances. Well over 2,000 companies are obliged to report to the national authorities annually. Recent developments regarding legislation and the use of technology raise the question about the future of the Nordic Product Registers.