The classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of hazardous chemicals is based on the Globally Harmonised System (GHS), agreed in the UN. The main purpose of the new regulations are:
CLP Regulations are very similar to the EU labelling System and the classification, labelling and packaging responsibilities placed on suppliers are very similar, although some classifications are changing. The most noticable change will be the introduction of a new set of international hazard pictograms. These are shown above in the main image on this article.
Materials Safety Data Sheets on the GV Health website are changing in line with the new classification and labelling scheme. If you require MSDSs for existing stock displaying the old classifications and pictograms please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.