Over the next few years, the EU chemical Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) is changing how chemical products are classified to identify hazards. This will result in changes to the information which is communicated to users of chemicals on labels and in safety data sheets (SDSs). People working with chemicals must adapt to these changes, and this document will act as practical guidance. Specifically, it will explain how these changes will affect your responsibilities under various EU worker protection directives (chemical agents directive, carcinogens and mutagens directive, safety signs directive, pregnant workers directive and young people at work directive).
Over the next few years, new legislation known as the CLP regulation is changing how chemical products are classified to identify hazards, and how this information is communicated on labels and safety data sheets (SDSs). 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 normally be available from the authorities responsible for occupational health and safety in each Member State. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.
This non-binding guide provides information and examples of good practice in connection with the implementation of health and safety directives, together with other necessary elements such as explanations and practical examples of the hazards and risks during all stages of farming, horticulture and forestry work. This guide is designed to help all stakeholders, in particular farmers, supervisors (especially in SMEs), employers, workers and their representatives, and others, to implement directives and to properly manage the prevention of risks due to work. This guide also contains a summary of the various EU directives, references and bibliography of information providers, a glossary, a list of key questions and a list by topic, a table of practical examples and a general table of the duties of the stakeholders. This guide contains various examples of good practice which have either been selected from the guides existing in the EU Member States or specially designed for this guide. This publication is available in printed format in all languages.