Achieving successful microbial protection while staying below EUH208 limits

The United Nations GHS provides a framework for a Globally Harmonized System of hazard communication. The GHS framework demonstrates recognition that in today's world in which we have extensive global trade in chemicals there is a need for an internationally-harmonized approach to classification and labelling. The first edition of the GHS was adopted in December 2002 and published in 2003. GHS provides an international framework for hazard communication, however each region must enact it into local law in order for it to come into force. While GHS represents a global framework, competent authorities in each region decide how to apply the various elements of the GHS in their region based on the needs of the competent authority and the target audience. Therefore the harmonized elements of the GHS may be seen as a collection of building blocks from which to form a regulatory approach. Individual countries or cooperating regions are free to determine which of the building blocks will be applied in different parts of their systems. The GHS guiding principles for hazard communication enumerate a number of key points to be addressed. The first point is the concept that information should be conveyed in more than one way. This is most obviously accomplished by including both a picture and text to when conveying the nature of the hazard. The second point is that the words and phrases used should retain comprehensibility when translated into other languages, and that the label elements and the Safety Data Sheets should have standardized format and colour. The third point is that the phrases indicating the degree of hazard should be consistent across different hazard types, and the final point is that the information conveyed should represent the best available current information on that particular chemical.
Duration: 24:49
Speaker: Scott A. Brown
Company: Lonza Inc
Conference: European Coatings Congress
Session: Anti-microbial coatings
Location: Nürnberg
Date: 21.04.2015