The 10th revised edition of Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS Rev. 10, 2023) was published last month, in English and French: https://unece.org/transport/dangerous-goods/ghs-rev10-2023
The revision contains various new or revised provisions addressing, among others:
- the classification procedure for desensitized explosives (chapter 2.17);
- the use of non-animal testing methods for classification of health hazards (in particular, skin corrosion/irritation (chapter 3.2), serious eye damage/irritation (chapter 3.3) and respiratory or skin sensitization (chapter 3.4));
- further rationalization of precautionary statements to improve users’ comprehensibility while taking into account usability for labelling practitioners;
- and the review of annexes 9 and 10 to ensure alignment of the classification strategy, guidance and tools on metals and metal compounds with the provisions for long-term aquatic classification toxicity in chapter 4.1.
Implementation will probably take a couple of years or more, since rev.8 and 9 still haven’t been implemented yet into CLP…
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