Understand the labeling and classification of chemicals | Baua leaflet


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Dortmund - For around ten years, a new label has been required for chemicals that have dangerous properties. Many employees and consumers still have trouble understanding all the information on the label. At the same time, companies that market dangerous substances and mixtures have difficulty classifying and labeling their products properly. The Federal Office for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) offers a clear and comprehensible introduction to this complex topic with the leaflet baua: Kompakt "Gefahrstoffe - Understand classification and labeling". 

Chemical substances can have dangerous properties for humans and the environment. To protect users and the environment from such hazardous materials, information on their packaging must be located for safe use. This also applies to mixtures containing hazardous substances, such as some household cleaners or construction chemicals. Meanwhile, the United Nations Global Harmonized System (GHS) has standardized rules around the world. Europe has adopted these rules with the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008). 

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