03/10/2010

Information campaign towards firms that market chemical

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Chemical
Workers' Federation (EMCEF) have joined forces to help push an information
campaign towards firms that market chemicals. The campaign run by the European
Commission and European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) aims to call European firms'
attention, especially SMEs, to their obligations under the REACH and CLP
Regulations on chemicals.

REACH says that industrial operators must register any substances they
manufacture or import in quantities above one tonne a year with the new
European Chemicals Agency. The CLP (Classification, Labelling, Packaging)
Regulation says they have to notify ECHA of the classification and labelling of
all hazardous substances they place on the market, no matter what the
production volume.

Too many European firms still do not know about these obligations, and could
end up being fined if they do not fulfil them on time.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Trade Union Confederation