Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
versão impressa ISSN 0021-2571
WALSH, Caroline. CLP activities and control in Ireland. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2011, vol.47, n.2, pp. 165-170. ISSN 0021-2571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_11_02_08.
The 10th December 2010 marked a new beginning for Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) in Ireland with the start of its operational phase. It was on this date that the administrative and enforcement provisions for CLP were encompassed in the new Chemicals Amendment Act, 2010. In this Act, the Health and Safety Authority, known as the "the Authority" is named as Competent Authority (CA) for CLP, along with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in respect of pesticides and plant protection products and the Beaumont Hospital Board with responsibility for receiving information relating to emergency health response. In practice, the Authority has been de facto CA for CLP since its publication on the 31st December 2008, given its role in existing classification and labelling regimes. This article focuses on the work undertaken by the Authority on CLP at a National, European and International level including its implementation, training, helpdesk, guidance, enforcement and awareness raising activities.
Palavras-chave : CLP; GHS; enforcement; implementation; Ireland.