Chemicals at work. A new labelling system : guidance to help employers and workers to manage the transition to the new classification, labelling and packaging system

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Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-92-79-28347-5
EC KE-30-13-226-EN-C
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This document is intended to provide practical guidance to employers and workers on how the directly acting CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures) will affect the following worker protection directives: Chemical Agents Directive 98/24/EC, Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive 2004/37/EC, Safety Signs Directive 92/58/EEC, Pregnant Workers Directive 92/85/EEC, Young People at Work Directive 94/33/EC. These Directives have been implemented in the national legislation of each Member State. Information on this legislation and general guidance on how to comply will be available from the authorities responsible for occupational health and safety in each Member State. Each of these five directives requires that employers identify hazardous chemical substances and mixtures in the workplace; assess the risks to themselves, their employees and others who may be affected by their use of the substance or mixture; and take appropriate actions to minimise the risks and ensure the substance or mixture can be used safely without causing adverse effects to the health of people or to the environment.

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