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2010

CIS 11-0085 Hazardous substances 2011 - With updated workplace threshold limit values
Gefahrstoffe 2011 - Mit aktuellen Arbeitsplatzgrenzwerten [in German]
Contents of this vademecum with updated threshold limit values for hazardous substances: classification according to technical rules TRGS 900 (workplace threshold limit values), 903 (biological threshold limit values), 905 (CMR substances) and 906 (carcinogenic activities); risk assessment; protective measures; labelling according to GSH; list of P and H phrases; list of R and S phrases; preventive medicine; glossary.
Universum Verlag GmbH, Taunusstrasse 54, 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany, 2010, 262p. Illus. 19 ref. Price: EUR 6.00

CIS 11-0080 Guardino Solá X.
EU regulations on chemicals (IV). CLP regulations: health and environmental hazards
Regulación UE sobre productos químicos (IV). Reglamento CLP: peligros para la salud y para el medioambiente [in Spanish]
This information note is a sequel to NTP 878 and 880 (see ISN 111357 and 111358) on the CPL regulation. It addresses more specifically the various hazards to health and the environment. It also includes the pictograms, symbols, and risk and safety phrases for each of the categories.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, ca. 2010. 8p. Illus. 2 ref.
NTP_881.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 11-0079 Guardino Solá X.
EU regulations on chemicals (III). CLP regulation: Physical hazards
Regulación UE sobre productos químicos (III). Reglamento CLP: peligros físicos [in Spanish]
This information note is a sequel to NTP 878 (see ISN 111357) on the CPL regulation. It addresses more specifically the various types of physical hazards in light of the classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures. It also includes the pictograms, symbols, and risk and safety phrases for each of the categories.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, ca. 2010. 6p. Illus. 2 ref.
NTP_880.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 11-0078 Guardino Solá X.
EU regulations on chemicals (II). CLP regulation: Basic aspects
Regulación UE sobre productos químicos (II). Reglamento CLP: aspectos básicos [in Spanish]
This information note is a sequel to NTP 871 (see ISN 111356), focusing more specifically on the CPL regulation (classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures) within the European Union, with particular reference to aspects related to safety and health of users.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, ca. 2010. 8p. Illus. 5 ref.
NTP_878.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 11-0077 Guardino Solá X.
EU regulations on chemicals (I): REACH regulation
Regulación UE sobre productos químicos (I): reglamento REACH [in Spanish]
This information note summarizes the basic features and relevant aspects of REACH Regulations regarding the management of chemicals at the European Union level.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, ca. 2010. 6p. Illus. 17 ref.
NTP_871.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 10-0675 Nouaigui H., Azzoni L., Huré P., Maison A., Garcia C., Naouar M.
Implementation of REACH-GHS/CLP in Tunisia: Safety and health support and socioeconomic implications
La mise en place de REACH-SGH/CLP en Tunisie: apports préventifs et enjeux socio-économiques [in French]
Special issue on a conference on the implementation of REACH-GHS/LCP in Tunisia, held in Tunis, Tunisia, 18 and 19 May 2010. Contents: implementation of the new GHS-CLP regulations in Tunisia; decent work should also be safe work; REACH - provisions and expectations in occupational health; implementation of GHS in Europe; actions undertaken by INRS with respect to the CLP regulations; SEPPIC and REACH regulations; introduction to the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals; role played by national structures and departments in the management of chemicals; approach adopted by CTS for responding to REACH; experiences of Tunisian enterprises with respect to compliance with REACH and CLP. A six-page summary in Arabic is included.
SST - Santé et Sécurité au Travail, July 2010, No.54, p.2-40. Illus.

CIS 10-0259 Devillé P.
CLP: An overview
CLP: un tour d'horizon [in French]
Adopted on 16 December 2008, the new European Regulation 2008/1272/EC on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures came into force on 20 January 2009. This Regulation, better known as the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures) Regulation, has an impact on various provisions directly or indirectly concerning dangerous substances and preparations. This article summarizes the main impacts of this new Regulation.
Prevent Focus, May 2010, p.4-8. Illus.

CIS 10-0252 Musu T.
REACH: an opportunity for trade unions. Putting knowledge to work in the workplace
REACH: une opportunité syndicale. Comprendre et agir dans les entreprises [in French]
The marketing of chemicals - especially those that could harm human health - has been regulated by REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) since 1 June 2007. Not that implementing this regulation will automatically mean better prevention of workplace chemical risks. Real progress, which includes outlawing the most toxic chemicals from workplaces, will not happen unless union representatives take ownership of the regulation. This booklet aims to help them carry out that vital front-line job. Contents: why a REACH regulation was needed; responsibilities of employers; REACH and EU worker protection laws; how trade unions can make REACH work for them.
European Trade Union Institute, 5 Bd. Du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels, Belgium, 2010. 47p. Illus. Price: EUR 10.00.

CIS 10-0250
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Read the label - How to find out if chemicals are dangerous
This booklet is aimed at persons using chemicals at work. Using the example of a typical label (glutaraldehyde), it explains how to find out more about the potential hazards of the chemicals and suitable means of protection.
The Stationery Office (TSO), P.O.Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN, United Kingdom, 2010. 7p. Illus. 4 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg352.pdf [in English]

CIS 10-0090 An introduction to CHIP 4
Aimed at suppliers of chemical and mixtures in the United Kingdom, this guide describes their legal obligations to provide safety, health and environmental information for their customers. It explains the scope of CHIP (Chemical Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations, the basic requirements imposed on suppliers by the regulations, the timing for their introduction and the transitional arrangements aimed at allowing suppliers to adapt to the new requirements.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, May 2010. 15p. Illus. 4 ref. Price: GBP 3.50 for pack of 10 copies. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg350.pdf [in English]

CIS 10-0081 Approved classification and labelling guide (Sixth edition)
This guide sets out the general principles of classification and labelling for supply as required by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (CHIP 4). It is addressed to manufacturers, importers and other suppliers who have responsibilities for the classification and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations and closely follows the European Commission's labelling guide (Annex VI to Directive 67/548/EEC, see CIS 92-23). The changes since the previous edition reflect the introduction of recent EC regulations and directives, including the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH). Replaces CIS 02-1845.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Mar. 2010. vi, 58p. 21 ref. Price: GBP 11.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l131.pdf [in English]

2009

CIS 10-0856 Jolly H., Féron L.
Chemical hazards: Improved evaluation in view of substitution
Risques chimiques: mieux évaluer pour substituer [in French]
This collection of articles focuses on the control of exposure to chemicals in the construction industry in which two out of three workers are concerned. Topics addressed: health hazards; welding fumes; bitumen; hazard evaluation; REACH regulations; Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals; substitution; occupational safety and health efforts of a small painting contractor in France.
Prévention BTP, June 2009, No.119, p.30-41. Illus.

CIS 10-0678 Nouaigui H., Mansour H.B., Kahouach L., Hidri A., Salem F.B., Salah F.B., Maison A., Cousin F., Faidi F., Chakroun, Hedhili A., Belgaid J., Ayed N., Meyer J.P., Daly l., Basalah M., Daghari F., Azaieh M., Chatti M., Ben Salah F.
Chemical hazards: Regulations, databases and safety guides
Le risque chimique: réglementation, bases de données et guides de prévention [in French]
Contents of this special issue covering a conference on chemical hazards held in Tunis, Tunisia, from 12 to 14 May 2009: management of chemical hazards in occupational settings in Tunisia; REACH regulations; chemical databases published by INRS; experience of INRS with respect to the preparation and publishing of safety guides; evaluation of the glycol ether concentrations in Tunisian industrial products; general safety and health approaches for manual handling; occupational road traffic hazards in Tunisia. A summary of the main articles in Arabic is included.
SST - Santé et Sécurité au Travail, July 2009, No. 50, p. 2-34. Illus. Bibl.ref.

CIS 10-0536 Fernández García R.
The new regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures of the European Union (I)
La nueva normativa de clasificación, etiquetado y envasado de sustancias y mezclas de la Unión Europea (I) [in Spanish]
This article discusses the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1271/2008 of 16 December 2008 on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures which will be implemented in two phases. Contents: GHS and REACH; contents of the Regulation (EC) No 1271/2008 (general issues; hazard classification; hazard communication, packaging, harmonization of classification and labelling of substances and the classification and labelling inventory; competent authorities and enforcement; other provisions). Other topics will be addressed in a second article to be published later.
Prevención, Apr.-June 2009, No.188, p.24-38. Illus.

CIS 10-0262 Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods - Manual of tests and criteria - 5th revised edition
Recommandations relatives au transport des marchandises dangereuses - Manuel d'épreuves et de critères - 5e édition révisée [in French]
Recomendaciones relativas al transporte de mercanciás peligrosas - Manual de pruebas y criterios- 5ª edición revisada [in Spanish]
The Manual of Tests and Criteria contains criteria, test methods and procedures to be used for classification of dangerous goods according to the provisions of Parts 2 and 3 of the Model Regulations, as well as of chemicals presenting physical hazards according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. As a consequence, it supplements also national and international regulations. This publication contains classification procedures, test methods and criteria relating to substances and articles such as explosives, self-reacting substances, organic peroxides, flammable aerosols, flammable liquids, oxidizing substances, corrosive substances, and miscellaneous other dangerous goods such as fertilizers and lithium cells and batteries. The fifth revised edition includes revised provisions for the testing and classification of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries, new test methods for transport equipment, an additional test for assigning classification code 1.4S to certain articles, a new test for determining whether pyrotechnic substances are to be considered as flash compositions for the purpose of classification, as well as various other revised provisions.
United Nations Publications, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 5th ed., 2009. vi, 450p. Illus. Price: USD 100.00; USD 50.00 for developing countries and economies in transition; USD 25.00 for least developed countries; downloadable version free of charge.

2006

CIS 08-418 Maison A.
Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations - Guide to classification and labelling - Test methods
Classification, emballage et étiquetage des substances et préparations chimiques dangereuses - Guide de classification et d'étiquetage - Méthodes d'essais [in French]
This booklet completes booklet ED 982 "Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations - Regulations and comments" (see CIS 08-417). It includes the full texts of annexes V and VI of the Order of 20 April 1994 (amended) (see CIS 95-17) on general criteria for the classification and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations, together with texts and tables which comment these criteria (physical and chemical properties, toxicological properties, health effects, environmental effects, cautionary principles, labelling, specific cases of some substances and preparations).
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Dec. 2006. 48p. Illus. Price: EUR 6.10. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view/AE2C4E86F9687EDAC12572650038BB62/$File/ed983.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-417 Maison A.
Classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations - Regulations and comments
Classification, emballage et étiquetage des substances et préparations chimiques dangereuses - Textes réglementaires et commentaires [in French]
The objective of this booklet aimed at producers, sellers, importers and users of chemicals is to present the regulations that apply to the classification, packaging and labeling of dangerous substances and preparations (Orders of 20 April 1994 (amended), see CIS 95-17, and of 9 November 2004), with the exception of provisions relating to transport. It is completed by booklet ED 983 (see CIS 08-418). Replaces CIS 94-1695.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Dec. 2006. 71p. Illus. Price: EUR 6.10. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_catalog_view_view/C44B9CD513FCCDA3C12572650038B98E/$FILE/ed982.pdf [in French]

2005

CIS 06-887 Bejarano Jiménez J.E.
Globally harmonized system (GHS)
El Sistema Globalmente Armonizado (SGA) [in Spanish]
The main features of the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS) are presented. Contents: development of the GHS; danger symbols; pictograms; danger classes and classification criteria; elements to be shown on the product label; example of a label for a class 2 flammable product.
Protección y seguridad, Nov.-Dec. 2005, Vol.51, No.304, p.67-70. Illus. 3 ref.

CIS 06-623 Musilli L.
Classification and labelling of chemicals: Concerted efforts by French institutions
Classification et étiquetage des substances chimiques: l'expertise française concentre ses moyens [in French]
With the expected implementation of the REACH (registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals) programme in 2007, it is necessary to harmonize European classification and labelling systems for hazardous chemicals. This article describes the current situation concerning efforts undertaken at the French and European levels with respect to the classification and labelling of chemicals hazardous to human health, and presents examples of label layouts according to proposals currently being studied.
Travail et sécurité, Oct. 2005, No.655, p.36-38. Illus.

CIS 06-680 Globally harmonized system of classification of chemicals (GHS)
Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) [in French]
Sistema Globalmente Armonizado de clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos (SGA) [in Spanish]
This document describes the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), developed through cooperation between the ILO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations. Following an introduction defining the purpose, scope and application of the GHS, this guide sets out the classification criteria and hazard communication elements (symbol, signal word, hazard statement) for 16 physical hazards, 10 health hazards and environmental hazards along with guidance on making a classification. This first revised edition of the GHS contains revised provisions concerning classification and labelling, new provisions for aspiration hazards and new guidance on the use of precautionary statements and pictograms and on the preparation of safety data sheets.
United Nations, Sales and Marketing Section, Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, rev. ed, 2005. 537p. Illus. Bibl. ref. Price: USD 95.00.
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev01/01files_e.html [in English]
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev01/01files_f.html [in French]
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev01/01files_s.html [in Spanish]

CIS 05-402
Health and Safety Executive
Enhancing chemical risk control for reducing exposure in the workplace through advanced risk messaging techniques
Report of a pilot study into the use of an interactive computer-based simulation game called ARM (Advanced Risk Messenger) which provides spray painters in the motor repair industry with information about their working conditions and the effects on their health. This game allows players to search for information and to manipulate their working environment to see what the effects are. The hazard explored in this study was the risk of asthma through exposure to isocyanates. In the game setting, asthma could be avoided by choosing the full-face air supplied respirator for breathing protection, a ventilated spray booth and training. The ARM programme could provide a valuable research tool for investigating how a person responds to a message and whether they intend to change their behaviour.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. ix, 125p. Illus. 64 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr354.pdf [in English]

2004

CIS 07-259 Schibig D.
Napo and chemicals - Information and advice for presenting the film within the enterprise
Napo et les produits chimiques - Informations et conseils pour la présentation du film en entreprise [in French]
Napo im Reich der chemischen Gefahrensymbole - Infos und Tipps für die Vorführung des Films im Betreib [in German]
Napo e le sostanze pericolose - Informazioni e consigli utili per la visione del film nelle aziende [in Italian]
This booklet is aimed at persons responsible for safety and health within the enterprise and provides guidance on the presentation of a film on safety in the use of dangerous substances in the workplace. The film contains only images, sounds and music and may be understood in any language. In order to improve the retention of information and reinforce the effectiveness to the training, the presenter can choose to further develop certain topics covered in the film, using additional information cited in the document.
Suva, Gesundheitsschutz, Postfach, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, 2004. 15p. Illus. 17 ref.

CIS 03-1927 Constans Aubert A., Alonso Espadalé R.M., Solans Lampurlanés X.
Safety data sheet for biological agents
Ficha de datos de seguridad para agentes biológicos [in Spanish]
This information note proposes a model of safety data sheet for biological agents based on the model of safety data sheet for chemical substances. Contents: applicable legislation; characteristics of the biological agent; effects on heath (pathogenicity, epidemiology, type of host, toxin production, allergic effects, routes of exposure, incubation period); propagation (reservoirs, zoonoses, vectors); viability (sensitivity to antibiotics and to disinfectants, inactivation by physical means, viability independently of host); first aid and prophylaxis measures (first aid in cases of accidental exposure, immunisation or vaccination, prophylaxis); hazards to which the persons handling biological agents are exposed; limitation of exposure (confinement level, PPEs); spills; waste disposal; storage; transport; other important information.
Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2004. 5p. 9 ref.
http://internet.mtas.es/Insht/ntp/ntp_636.htm [in Spanish]

2003

CIS 05-170 Globally harmonized system for the classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS)
Sistema globalmente armonizado de clasificación y etiquetado de productos químicos (SGA) [in Spanish]
Al?ni@.zām al?mutawā'im (ala al?ṣa(īd al?(alāmī li?taṣnīf al?mawādd al?kīmiyā'iya wa wasmiha (Nun?Mim?(Ein) [in Arabic]
Spanish and Arabic versions of the document analysed under CIS 03-822. It describes the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS). Following an introduction defining the purpose, scope and application, the classification criteria and the hazard communication elements (labelling and safety data sheets) as well as a glossary of the terms and abbreviation used, the harmonized classification criteria and hazard communication elements are given for 16 physical hazards and 10 health and environmental hazards. In addition, guidance is included in the document to assist countries and organizations in the development of tools for implementation of the GHS.
United Nations, Sales Section, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 2003. vi, 461p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Spanish version); vi, 444p. Illus. Bibl.ref. (Arabic version). Price: USD 80.00.
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_s.html [in Spanish]
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_a.html [in Arabic]

CIS 04-665 Globally harmonized classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS)
Soglasovannaja na global'nom urovne, sistema klassifikacii markirovki himičeskih veščestv (SGC) [in Russian]
This document is the Russian version of the document analysed under CIS 03-822. It describes the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS). Following an introduction defining the purpose, scope and application, the classification criteria and the hazard communication elements (labelling and safety data sheets) as well as a glossary of the terms and abbreviation used, the harmonized classification criteria and hazard communication elements are given for 16 physical hazards and 10 health and environmental hazards. In addition, guidance is included in the document to assist countries and organizations in the development of tools for implementation of the GHS.
United Nations, Sales Section, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 2003. vi, 453p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: USD 80.00.
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev00/00files_r.html [in Russian]

CIS 03-1823 Code of practice for preparation and use of material safety data sheets (MSDS)
This code gives recommendations for the preparation, review, (re)issue and use of material safety data sheets (MSDS). It covers the responsibility of the suppliers and manufacturers of chemical substances and preparations in the compilation and completion of an MSDS, and that of users (employers and employees) to make use of the information in the MSDS to prevent unnecessary exposure to persons in the workplace and community. In the annex: equivalents of the international R and S phrases are given in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
Singapore Productivity and Standards Board, 1 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118221, Republic of Singapore, 2003. 69p. Illus. Price: SGD 60.00.

CIS 03-1282 Bejarano Jiménez J.E.
Material safety data sheets
Hojas de datos de seguridad de los materiales [in Spanish]
Decree 1609 of 31 July 2002 regulating the handling and road transport of dangerous substances requires that the product safety data sheets be in compliance with the Columbian technical standard 4435. The Columbian Safety Council has therefore specified a new structure for these safety data sheets, consisting of 16 sections: chemical substance and identification of the producer; composition; hazard identification; first aid measures; measures in the event of fires; measures in the event of spills; handling and storage; control of exposure and personal protection; physical and chemical properties; stability and reactivity; toxicological information; ecotoxicological information; waste disposal; information concerning the transport; regulatory information; other information.
Protección y seguridad, Mar.-Apr. 2003, Vol.49, No.288, p.31-33. Illus.

CIS 03-822 Globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS)
Système général harmonisé de classification et d'étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) [in French]
This document describes the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS). Following an introduction defining the purpose, scope and application, the classification criteria and the hazard communication elements (labelling and safety data sheets) as well as a glossary of the terms and abbreviation used, the harmonized classification criteria and hazard communication elements are given for 16 physical hazards and 10 health and environmental hazards. In addition, guidance is included in the document to assist countries and organizations in the development of tools for implementation of the GHS.
United Nations, Sales Section, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland, 2003. 443p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price : USD 80.00.
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/officialtext_f.html [in French]
http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_text-pdf/TOCe.pdf [in English]

CIS 03-519 Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded - Annex II: List referred to in Article 20 of the Act of Accession - 1. Free movement of goods - K: Chemicals [European Union]
Acte relatif aux conditions d'adhésion à l'UE de la République tchèque, de la République d'Estonie, de la République de Chypre, de la République de Lettonie, de la République de Lituanie, de la République de Hongrie, de la République de Malte, de la République de Pologne, de la République de Slovénie et de la République de Slovaquie, et aux adaptations des traités ... - Annexe II: Liste visée à l'article 20 de l'Acte ... - 1. Libre circulation des marchandises - K: Substances chimiques [Union européenne] [in French]
This part of Annex II to the Act of Accession of new Member States of the European Union introduces a new version of the multilingual tables relating to chemical substances, originally published in Annexes I-IV of Council Directive 67/548/EEC of 27 June 1967 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances (see CIS 92-23). It contains the equivalents in the 20 official languages of the European Union (after its enlargement in 2004) of: names of chemical elements; special classification categories for organic substances; symbols and indications of danger for dangerous substances and preparations; nature of special risks attributed dangerous substances and preparations (R-phrases); safety advice concerning dangerous substances and preparations (S-phrases).
Official Journal of the European Union - Journal officiel de l'Union européenne, 23 Sep. 2003, Vol.46, No.L 236, p.96-178. Illus.
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2003/l_236/l_23620030923en00530178.pdf [in English]
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/es/oj/dat/2003/l_236/l_23620030923es00530178.pdf [in Spanish]
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/fr/oj/dat/2003/l_236/l_23620030923fr00530178.pdf [in French]

CIS 02-1045 Regulation (EC) No.304/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 Jan. 2003 concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals [European Union]
Règlement (CE) no304/2003 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 28 janv. 2003 concernant les exportations et importations de produits chimiques dangereux [Union européenne] [in French]
This Regulation repeals and replaces Regulation 2455/92/EEC (see CIS 93-1426) on the same topic. It concerns hazardous chemicals subject to the prior informed consent (PIC) procedure of the Rotterdam Convention, certain other hazardous chemicals banned or restricted within the EU or a Member State, and all chemicals when exported insofar as their classification, packaging and labelling is concerned (however, narcotics, radioactive substances, wastes, chemical weapons, foods and food additives, feeding stuffs, genetically modified organisms and medicinal products are on the whole excluded). Contents: definitions; designated national authorities; participation of the EU in the Convention; chemicals subject to export notification, PIC notification and PIC procedure; information and other requirements associated with the export and import of dangerous chemicals; technical assistance; monitoring and reporting. In annexes: lists of chemicals subject to the export notification procedure, qualifying for PIC notification and subject to the PIC procedure; notification requirements of banned or severely restricted chemicals; export notifications; list of chemicals subject to export ban (cosmetic soaps containing mercury, and the following persistent organic pollutants: aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, DDT, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, mirex, toxaphene, PCBs).
Official Journal of the European Union - Journal officiel de l'Union européenne, 6 Mar. 2003, Vol.46, No.L 63, p.1-26.
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/dat/2003/l_063/l_06320030306en00010026.pdf [in English]
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/fr/dat/2003/l_063/l_06320030306fr00010026.pdf [in French]

2002

CIS 03-1027 Health and Safety - The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations revoke and re-enact with amendments the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/3247) (see CIS 95-23), together with a number of their amendments (including those abstracted as CIS 97-367 and CIS 97-1422). They implement in Great Britain the provisions of a large number of EU directives, including the Substances Directive 92/32/EEC (CIS 92-726), the Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC (CIS 00-1517) and the Safety Data Sheets Directive 91/155/EEC (CIS 93-1425). Contents: definitions; scope (dangerous substances and preparations, with the exception of medicinal products, controlled drugs, cosmetics, wastes, foodstuffs, animal feeds, radioactive substances, medical devices, finished products intended for a final user and samples, as well as substances or preparations carried by transport); procedures for classifying dangerous substances and dangerous preparations; description of safety data sheets; requirement that advertisements for dangerous substances and preparations must refer to their hazards; packaging and labelling requirements for dangerous substances and preparations; exemptions. In the schedules: classification schemes for dangerous substances and preparations; indications of danger and symbols for dangerous substances and preparations; provisions for classifying dangerous preparations; determination of concentration limits (when not given in the approved supply list); determination of concentration limits to be used for the evaluation of environment hazards; headings to be used in safety data sheets; labelling particulars for dangerous substances and preparations.
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 2002. (Also: TSO Online Bookshop, http://www.tso.co.uk/bookshop/). 51p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 7.50.
http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2002/20021689.htm [in English]

CIS 02-1523 Royal Order of 17 July 2002 concerning the modification of Royal Order of 11 Jan. 1993 on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations with a view to placing them on the market or to their use [Belgium]
17 juillet - Arrêté royal modifiant l'arrêté royal du 11 janvier 1993 réglementant la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des préparations dangereuses en vue de leur mise sur le marché ou de leur emploi [Belgique] [in French]
17 juli 2002 - Koninklijk besluit tot wijziging van het koninklijk besluit van 11 januari 1993 tot regeling van de indeling, de verpakking en het kenmerken van gevaarlijke preparaten met het oog op het op de markt brengen of het gebruik ervan [in Dutch]
This Order modifies the 1993 Order, as already modified several times since. The modifications concern: definitions; objectives and scope; general principles of classification and labelling; packaging; labelling; danger signs and indications; implementation of labelling rules; exemptions to labelling and packaging rules; safety data sheets. In annex: methods for the evaluation of the physical and chemical properties of preparations, of their health hazards and of their environmental hazards; special provisions for the labelling of certain preparations; list of hazardous substances contained in preparations, with identification numbers, classification and labelling codes, and exposure limits (when they exist); list of chemical families and sub-families; guide to the preparation of safety data sheets; list of R- and S-phrases. The Order implements in Belgian legislation the provisions of several relevant EU directives.
Moniteur belge - Belgisch Staatsblad, 29 Aug. 2002, Vol.172, No.275, p.38217-38404. Illus. Also available on the Internet site: http://www.just.fgov.be/

CIS 02-1845
Health and Safety Commission
Approved classification and labelling guide (Fifth edition) - CHIP 3 guidance on regulations
This approved guide presents the general principles of classification and labelling as required by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations 2002 (CHIP3). It closely follows the European Commission's "Labelling Guide", namely Annex VI to Directive 67/548/EEC and its adaptations to technical progress (see CIS 01-962 for the most recent adaptation). It is addressed at manufacturers, importers and other suppliers who have responsibilities for the classification and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations. Contents: introduction and scope; classification on the basis of physical and chemical properties; classification on the basis of health effects.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 5th ed., 2002. vi, 62p.18 ref. Price: GBP 10.50.

CIS 02-521 Order PRE/2317/2002 of 16 Sep. modifying annexes I-VIII of the Regulation concerning ... dangerous substances approved by Royal Decree 363/1995 [Spain]
Orden PRE/2317/2002, de 16 de sept., por la que modifican los anexos I-VIII del Reglamento sobre notificación de sustancias nuevas y clasificación, envasado y etiquetado de sustancias peligrosas, aprobado poe el R.D. 363/1995, de 10 de marzo [in Spanish]
This Order modifies the 1995 regulations on the notification, classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous chemicals (see CIS 01-631). The substantive parts of the modifications are mostly contained in the Annexes (not copied by CIS).
Boletín Oficial del Estado, 24 Sep. 2002, Year 342, No.229, p.34058-34059 (without annexes).
http://www.adr-digital.com/pdf/BOE24092002.PDF [in Spanish]
http://www.arquitectura-tecnica.com/html/LE0000178215_20020925.html [in Spanish]

CIS 02-354 Petts J., McAlpine S., Homan J., Sadhra S., Pattison H., McRae S.
Health and Safety Executive
Development of a methodology to design and evaluate effective risk messages - Electroplating case study
This report presents the findings of an application of the mental-models approach to the design and testing of risk information. This approach focuses on the beliefs and knowledge of workers compared to experts in order to identify deficiencies in knowledge and to design more effective risk information. The study focussed on small firms in the electroplating sector, and involved questionnaires, workshops and structured interviews. It was found that the level of understanding of the chemical risks associated with electroplating was generally good. However, mental-models approach enabled the design of new risk messages, where the information was presented in the form of practical advice expressed in simple language. These risk messages proved effective in raising awareness of the long-term risks posed by chemicals used in the electroplating industry.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2002. viii, 109p. Illus. 46 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.

2001

CIS 01-962 Commission Directive 2001/59/EC of 6.8.2001 adapting to technical progress for the 28th time Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances [European Communities]
Dir. 2001/59/CE de la Commission du 6.8.2001 portant 28e adaptation au progrès technique de la dir. 67/548/CEE du Conseil concernant le rapprochement des dispositions législatives, réglementaires et administratives relatives à la classification, l'emballage et l'étiquetage des substances dangereuses [Communautés européennes] [in French]
This is the latest update of the basic European Directive on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous chemicals (see CIS 92-23). It contains updates of annexes as well as completely new ones. Where appropriate, it includes Finnish- and Swedish-language equivalents of terms listed in previous updates in the other official languages of the European Union (EU). Important contents: names of chemical elements and chemical classification terms in the 11 official languages of the EU; update listing of dangerous chemicals (index number, name, EC and CAS no., classification and labelling codes, concentration limits [if any]); labels, R- and S-phrases in all 11 official languages of the EU; protocols and guidance for certain toxicity tests in animals and for adsorption/desorption soil tests; general classification and labelling requirements for dangerous substances; requirements for reduced test packages for intermediate quantities.
Official Journal of the European Communities - Journal officiel des Communautés européennes, 21 Aug. 2001, Vol.44, No.L 225, whole issue (333p.) Illus. Bibl.ref.
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2001/l_225/l_22520010821en00010333.pdf [in English]
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/fr/oj/dat/2001/l_225/l_22520010821fr00010333.pdf [in French]

2000

CIS 02-1168 Material safety data sheets
Many chemicals used in industry are hazardous and harmful to health. The purpose of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) is to provide information on the safe use of hazardous substances and the emergency measures to be followed in the event of accidents. This information leaflet describes outlines the main components of MSDSs: chemical identity; information on ingredients; hazard identification (toxic, corrosive or flammable substances); danger symbols; physical and chemical properties; toxicological information; environmental protection information; first-aid measures; fire fighting; spillage and accidental release; handling and storage; exposure control and personal protection; disposal information; transport; Singapore legislation.
Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Health Department, 18 Havelock Road #05-01, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, [c2000]. 8p. Illus.

CIS 02-97 Introduction to chemical safety. Module IV - Identification and measurement: Session 3
This booklet explains how to identify and evaluate the hazards due to toxic substances. Main topics covered: development of a chemical inventory; hazard evaluation; various ways of assessing working environment contaminants (floor plans, job hazard analysis, walk-through); air sampling; threshold limit values (TLV, TWA, STEL, ceiling values); exercise and test on the contents of the training module.
Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor Street West, 31st floor, Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, no date. 32p. Illus.

CIS 01-1590
Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social
Official Mexican Standard - System for the identification and communication of hazards and risks caused by dangerous chemical substances in workplaces [Mexico]
Norma Oficial Mexicana - Sistema para la identificación y comunicación de peligros y riesgos por sustancias químicas peligrosas en los centros de trabajo [México] [in Spanish]
Contents of this standard: scope (all workplaces in Mexico where dangerous chemicals are handled, transported or stored; however, finished products ready for sale and vehicular transportation outside workplaces are excluded, as are chemicals with health, flammability or reactivity codes of 0); definitions and symbols; responsibilities of employers and workers; identification systems; training and communication systems; verification systems. In annex:rules concerning the identification and the labelling of dangerous chemicals; contents of training and hazard communications; contents of material safety data sheets (MSDSs); guide to filling out MSDSs; labelling requirements; hazard codes with definitions; identification codes for personal protective equipment; list of 931 dangerous chemicals (with corresponding CAS numbers, and NFPA and HMIS codes).
Internet copies, 2000. 11+9+5+18p. Illus. 6 ref.
http://www.stps.gob.mx/04_sub_prevision/03_dgsht/normatividad/normas/nom_018.htm [in Spanish]
http://www.stps.gob.mx/312/nom18/nom18a.html [in Spanish]
http://www.stps.gob.mx/312/nom18c.html [in Spanish]
http://www.stps.gob.mx/312/nom18b.html [in Spanish]

CIS 01-480
Health and Safety Executive
Safety signs in the catering industry
This information sheet presents the safety signs the catering premises need to display depending on the risks present. Main safety signs that are required are: wet floors; storage of harmful chemicals; fire exit signs; fire fighting signs; first aid location; gas pipes and LPG cylinder stores; fragile roofs. Commercially bought and self-made signs should comply with the Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 (see CIS 96-392). Catering establishments should check their existing signs to ensure that they are correct, suitably located, clean and durable and that the lighting of illuminated signs is regularly checked.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2000. 3p. Illus. 5 ref.

CIS 00-1230 Official Standard on the system for the identification of dangerous chemical substances in workplaces and on hazard communication in connection with these substances [Mexico]
Norma Oficial Mexicana: Sistema para la identificación y comunicación de peligros y riesgos por sustancias químicas peligrosas en los centros de trabajo [México] [in Spanish]
This standard is a revision of the one issued on the same topic as NOM-114-STPS-1994. Contents: objectives; scope of application; definitions and symbols; obligations of employers and workers; identification system; training and communications about chemicals; responsible organizations for verification. In annex: identification and and labelling systems (incl. safety colours); training requirements; contents of material safety data sheets; standards for safety signs (rectangular and rhomboid); classification by type and risk category of approx. 1000 substances.
Diario Oficial de la Federación, 27 Oct. 2000, Vol.DLXV, No.20, p.24-58. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 00-365 To be safe, it is best to read
Para bem viver, o melhor é ler [in Portuguese]
This leaflet explains the importance of reading labels and safety data sheets when handling chemicals, and the type of information they supply. The main pictograms used in them are also shown and explained.
Instituto de Desenvolvimento e Inspecção das Condições de Trabalho (IDICT), Lisboa, Portugal, no date. 4p. Illus.

1999

CIS 01-629 Order of 16 July 1999 modifying annexes I and V of the Regulation concerning the notification of new substances and the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances, approved by Royal Decree 363/1995 (of 10 March) [Spain]
Orden de 16 de julio de 1999 por la que se modifican los anexos I y V del reglamento sobre notificación de sustancias nuevas y clasificación, envasado y etiquetado de sustancias peligrosas, aprobado por el Real Decreto 363/1995, de 10 de marzo [España] [in Spanish]
This Order came into force on 31 Oct. 1999. It adds to and/or modifies Table B of Royal Decree 363/1995 (see CIS 01-631), consisting of basic information on a large number of dangerous chemicals. It also contains additions to Parts A (Methods for the determination of physical and chemical properties) and C (Methods for the determination of ecotoxicity) of Annex V the original Decree.
Boletín Oficial del Estado, 27 July 1999, No.178, p.4846-4930.

CIS 01-183
Health and Safety Commission
Approved guide to the classification and labelling of substances and preparations dangerous for supply
This revised guide (see CIS 97-1644 for previous edition) sets out the general principles of classification and labelling for supply as required by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994 (CIS 95-23), as amended in 1999. The main changes relate to: advice use of structure-activity relationships; advice on self-classification; revisions of criteria for peroxides, aspiration hazards, very volatile substances, skin irritation and labelling of metals in massive form; two new R-phrases (R66, R67); changes to some environmental criteria; revised criteria for some S-phrases; changes to advice on choice and number of S-phrases.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 4th ed., 1999. vi, 62p. Price: GBP 9.00.

1997

CIS 06-925 Guidelines for labelling of hazardous chemicals
Detailed guide to the labelling of dangerous chemicals, in line with the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 1997 (see CIS 06-512). Sample labels, as well as lists of standard Risk, Safety and First Aid Phrases are in the appendix.
Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resources, Aras 2, 3 dan 4, Blok D3, Parcel D, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia, 1997. ii, 50p. Illus. 4 ref.
http://dosh.mohr.gov.my/koperat/G-PANDUAN%20PDF/GUIDE-Label%205-97%20(I).pdf [in English]

CIS 06-512 Occupational Safety and Health (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Chemicals) Regulations 1997 [Malaysia]
Regulations concerning the minimum requirements for the classification, packaging and labelling of hazardous chemicals. The duty of suppliers to furnish Chemical Safety Data Sheets is specified. In schedules: classification of hazardous chemicals and preparations; danger symbols and indications of danger (with inscriptions in Malay and English); lists of risk (R) and safety (S) phrases (in English only); dimensions of labels.
Internet document, 1997. Illus.
http://dosh.mohr.gov.my/koperat/LAW/Occupational%20Safety%20and%20Health%20Act%201994%20(Act%20514)/Regulations/pua143y1997-cpl/pua0143y1997.pdf [in English]

CIS 98-394 Decree of The Minister of Welfare 4/1997 on the execution of Government Decree 233/1996 on the regulations of procedures related to dangerous substances and dangerous preparations [Hungary]
Topics: chemical products; classification; danger symbols; dangerous substances; hazard identification; Hungary; law; packing, filling; warning notices.
CIEP Contact point, National Institute of Occupational Health, P.O. Box 22, Budapest 1450, Hungary. 44p.

CIS 97-1938 Horne M., Laird I.
Agrichemical safety and handling information: A users' perspective
A questionnaire survey of 80 New Zealand farmers revealed that little safe handling information on agricultural chemicals, other than that on the product label, was reaching the users. Main findings were an inability to read product labels because of small print or damage, a demand for supplementing product labels with pictograms, and the need for more data on environmental and health risks. The point of purchase, salesperson and product label were the preferred points for transferring advice.
Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, Feb. 1997, Vol.13, No.1, p.19-25. 6 ref.

CIS 97-1644
Health and Safety Commission
Approved guide to the classification and labelling of substances and preparations dangerous for supply
This revised guide (see CIS 95-1064 for previous edition) sets out the general principles of classification and labelling for supply as required by the Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994 (CIS 95-23), as amended in 1997. The main changes relate to: a new R-phrase (R65) and criteria for chemicals which could cause lung damage if swallowed (aspiration hazard); new criteria for the classification of chemicals as sensitizers; and a labelling derogation for propane, butane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., 1997. vi, 55p. Price: GBP 7.95.

1996

CIS 98-1093 Regulation on Safety in the Use of Chemicals at Work [China]
This Regulation entered into force 1 January 1997. Topics: chemical hazards; chemical products; China; danger symbols; dangerous substances; data sheet; emergency organization; fire hazards; first-aid organization; harmful substances; hazard identification; health hazards; information of personnel; law; penalties; responsibilities of employees; responsibilities of employers; safety and health engineering; safety and health organization; safety and health training; storage; supply of personal protective equipment; transport; warning notices.
Internal ILO Document: Final Report of Inter-regional Program on Human Resources Development and Capacity Building in the field of Occupational Safety and Health Policies. From CIS only. 6p.

CIS 98-393 Government Decree 233/1996 on the regulations of procedure related to dangerous substances and preparations [Hungary]
This is a non-official translation. This Decree implements European Council Directive 67/548/EEC (CIS 92-23) concerning the approximation of legal, regulatory and administrative provisions on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances. Topics: chemical products; classification; danger symbols; dangerous substances; hazard identification; Hungary; law; packing, filling; warning notices.
CIEP Contact point, National Institute of Occupational Health, P.O. Box 22, Budapest 1450, Hungary. 22p.

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