Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Classification, Labelling and Safety Data Sheet Requirements in EU

View Brochure — Course Offering: Fall 2018 - September 22-23, 2018

Course Description and Objectives

Although the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) has been implemented in both the US and the EU there are significant differences in each jurisdiction’s regulations. In the EU the classification and labelling parts of the GHS are implemented through the CLP Regulation, whilst the safety data sheet requirements are implemented through REACH.

This course will outline the key requirements of CLP and REACH with respect to hazard communication and highlight the differences with Hazcom 2012. Practical exercises will be held throughout the course to reinforce the learning.

Intended Audience

It is assumed that delegates will have a working understanding of the GHS classification, labelling and safety data sheet requirements in the U.S.

Course Fee:

    $850 / Members     $940 / Non-members


 Course Director / Instructor


Gill Pagliuca

Gill Pagliuca has worked in chemical safety for more than 25 years, providing consultancy services including classification and preparation of safety data sheets for a wide range of customers and products. Gill runs the CHCS modules on classification of substances and mixtures. She is also the current Chair of the CHCS.

Course Instructor


Mark Selby

Mark had many years’ experience with a major test house before setting up his own business and runs the very successful CHCS modules on ecotoxicology, advanced SDS writing and Exposure Scenarios.


Course Topics and Schedule
(Subject to Change)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 Registration / Continental Breakfast



8:00 - 12:00

(includes break)

CLP Requirements:

  • Introduction to EU Regulations for chemicals - - how REACH, CLP and other chemical regulations fit together
    • Overview and scope of the CLP Regulation
    • Roles and obligations
    • Harmonised classifications in Annex VI of CLP
    • How and when CLP is updated
  • Review of, and differences between, the EU and US classification criteria for physical hazards, health hazards and environmental hazards
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (buffet lunch provided)



1:00 - 5:00

(includes break)

  • Continued…Review of, and differences between, the EU and US classification criteria for physical hazards, health hazards and environmental hazards
    • Practical exercises
  • Labelling requirements
    • Label content, including Product identifiers, Selection of P statements
    • Label sizes
    • Language provisions
    • Interface with transport of dangerous goods regulations
  • Packaging requirements, child resistant closures, tactile warning devices, advertising


Sunday, September 23, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast


8:30 - 12:00

(includes break)

Safety Data Sheets:

  • How and when are SDS required in the EU?
  • REACH Annex II formatting requirements
    • A review of each of the 16 sections of the SDS
    • Practical exercises
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (buffet lunch provided)


1:00 - 5:00

(includes break)

  • Extended SDS
    • Understanding and Using Exposure Scenarios
    • Practical exercises
  • Trade secret provisions for labels and safety data sheets
  • Sources of information
    • Finding your way around the ECHA website
  • Enforcement of CLP and REACH in the EU


Refer to Fall 2018 Meeting Page for registration, cancelation, hotel information