Consolidated version of CLP

8 August 2012

Is a consolidated version of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) and its Amendments to Technical Progress (ATPs) available?

The completeness of CLP harmonised classifications

25 July 2012

Do the classifications listed in Tables 3.1 and 3.2 of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) address all hazard classes and categories/differentiations?

CFC releases from fridges

18 July 2012

Our fridge/freezer has stopped working, and appears to be damaged. I am worried some of the chlorofluorocarbons may have been released. What should I do?

Chemical mixtures

12 July 2012

In relation to normal chemicals, is there more than one definition for “mixtures”?

Hexane alternatives

4 July 2012

We currently use hexane in our lab processes but have now been told to find alternatives. How do I go about finding a suitable alternative?

Antifreeze spillage

20 June 2012

I was adding some antifreeze to our laboratory van (used for sampling) and dropped the container; the antifreeze has spilled all over the ground. What should I do?

Harmonised classifications

18 April 2012

There are references to “harmonised classifications” under Article 37 of the Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), and Annex VI also talks of harmonised classifications.

But I have been told that these are only partially harmonised classifications and I have to self-classify those hazard classes and differentiations which are not mentioned in the so-called harmonised classification. I am confused — please help!

Monitoring the Orange Book

11 April 2012

Should I be concerned with what is happening at the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCETDG) in respect of the published Recommendations and Model Regulations on TDG (Orange Book), and should I be monitoring its conclusions?

Diethyl ether

4 April 2012

Our lab contains a bottle of diethyl ether which stands on the shelf with other 1 litre solvent bottles. It is not used frequently but late one summer afternoon as I was about to leave, it just exploded. Glass and liquid went everywhere as other solvent bottles were damaged. What should I do?