Module 17, EU CLP (GHS) Classification for Supply - Substances (17.124)

  • 10 October 2017
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • Malmaison Hotel, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LZ
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Safety Data Sheet Training

EU CLP (GHS) Classification for Supply - Substances

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Classification is the key procedure upon which hazard communication relies, and is central to producing useful safety data sheets and complying with chemical legislation. 

This module is designed to give an overview of the EU CLP Regulation and the classification of substances.

What you will learn
The module will include sessions covering the following topics:

  • Overview of the CLP Regulation and its relation to GHS
  • Key concepts of classification: hazard classes, hazard categories, and relationship with labelling
  • Physical hazards: which properties does CLP include, how do you measure them, and what are the classification criteria?
  • What are the most important toxicological properties, the current testing recommendations, and how do you use the results for substance classification?
  • Ecotoxicological properties, testing strategies, and classification.
  • Sources of hazard information, how data are obtained and used
  • Notification to the Classification and Labelling Inventory
Exercises will be held throughout the day to assist in the understanding of the concepts introduced.

Delegates should note that this module does not cover classification of mixtures (preparations) or details of labelling, which are the subject of the separate Modules 18 (EU CLP Classification for Supply – Mixtures) and Module 19 (EU CLP Labelling for Supply). Nevertheless, mixture classification relies on sound classifications for the component substances in the mixture, and a good understanding of substance classification is highly desirable when considering the classification of mixtures.

This module addresses the EU CLP Regulation which differs in some aspects to the GHS and other regional implementations of the GHS. Where possible differences to GHS will be highlighted during the training. 

Who should attend?
The module is mainly aimed at writers of safety data sheets and regulatory personnel, particularly those who are new to CLP classification. To get the most benefit, delegates should have a basic knowledge of chemistry, toxicology and ecotoxicology, although all key concepts will be explained.

Benefits of attending
The module uses a mixture of teaching and practical exercises to classify substances according to CLP criteria. This classification will be a core requirement for production of compliant safety data sheets and labelling, and an indicator to your customer and regulatory agencies of due diligence. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 14 on the number of students.

IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development records.

Module Tutor
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.

Comments From Delegates Attending The May 2016 Course

“Good content, supportive + helpful. Plenty of exercises.”

“Covered most of the tox / enviro / reg. Really enjoyed doing the exercises”

“Clear and detailed explanations. Very helpful exercises. Experienced knowledge”

“The exercises were really useful to cement knowledge learnt and keep engaged”

Participants need to bring an electronic copy of the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures, including Annexes on a laptop or tablet for use during the exercises.

The latest consolidated version of the CLP Regulation can be downloaded from: 

Please note: You will need to bring a calculator to the course.

SCHC Members
We are delighted to offer members of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication our training courses at CHCS Member rates. If you are a SCHC Member and would like to attend this course please contact the CHCS office at

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Delegates can be substituted at any time, subject to payment of membership fee if applicable. However, once booked, the full fee is payable. If you pay by credit card you can cancel and get a full refund for up to 7 days after you pay. As this is a limited space training event refunds can only be made if CHCS is notified in advance, and is able to successfully re-offer the place to another delegate.

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