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implementation of ghs

Implementation of GHS

An industry view

outline
Outline
  • Impacts of implementation
  • Industry initiatives
  • Timeframes
  • Way forward
implementation of ghs1

Implementation of GHS

Impact of implementation

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USA

OHS

  • government\'s semi-annual regulatory agenda published in 2005 includes GHS.   
  • an advance notice of proposed rulemaking will be published this year.

EPA

  • white paper on implementation of the GHS for pesticides being consulted.

CPSC

  • work done on a situational analysis on consumer products

DOT

  • planning to adopt the necessary changes to be consistent with the GHS in 2007, and have them go into effect in 2008.
scope
Scope
  • Substances:
    • EU: 30 000 subject to REACH
    • Japan: 26 000; 1 500 require MSDS by law
  • Mixtures:
    • EU: 2 000 000
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EU Chemical Industry Structure

  • 98% of Enterprises are SMEs (including Micros)
  • > 75% of SMEs are formulators only
  • > 55% of SMEs are not members of a Trade Association
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EU: GHS Implementation Issues Timetable

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+1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11

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Classification Options

Other CA Options

Draft Legislation

Revise REACH

Substance Classification

Mixture Classification

Downstream Legislation

Annex I Reclassify to GHS

Annex I/Transport Differences Nota/SP Harmonisation

Substance Inventory

Draft Guidance

GHS Training

challenges
Challenges
  • Significant legislative amendments
  • Co-ordination across fragmented national systems
  • Number of substances in market
  • Chemical industry structure
  • Training
challenges1
Challenges
  • Decisions on discretionary elements
  • Substances vs mixtures
  • Translation into non UN languages
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Implementation of GHS

Industry initiatives

responsible care
Responsible Care
  • Occupational health and safety
    • Risk management requires hazard classification
  • Pollution prevention
    • Classification of waste
  • Product stewardship
    • Hazard communication down value chain
capacity building
Capacity building
  • Raising awareness at enterprise level
  • Support for international initiatives
  • Sharing of best practice and data
  • Generation of hazard data: HPV
    • Global portal
technical support
Technical support
  • Contribution to end point testing
  • Participation in OECD technical committees
industry activities
Industry activities
  • Participation in UN Subcommittee
  • Advocacy at national and regional level
  • Raising awareness at enterprise level
  • Supporting capacity building activities
  • Developing implementation plans in line with national legislation
partnerships
Partnerships
  • Successful implementation will depend on
    • co-operation amongst countries
    • partnerships between Government and private sector
    • sharing information amongst companies
    • Trade facilitation
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