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Chemical classification

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Chemical classification means finding out how the chemicals you supply can harm you, others or the environment. Classification is very important and provides the starting point for the controls needed to protect us and the world we live in. These pages provide an introduction to the basics of classification and where you can find detailed help and advice.

Classification

What do I need to do?

If you supply chemicals you need to understand your legal responsibilities. These pages outline your duties if you are a chemical manufacturer, importer, downstream user or distributor, including notification to the new C&L Inventory.

What do I need to do?

The legal system

These pages provide an overview of the laws on chemical classification, labelling and packaging, outline how these laws are changing and what this means for chemical suppliers.

The legal system

Labels and packaging

Labels on chemical products provide us with lots of information about hazards and how to avoid them. These pages introduce the hazard symbols/pictograms, hazard wording and safety advice. The packaging of chemicals is also covered.

Labels and packaging

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Updated: 2019-09-18