Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
For products placed on the Irish market post-Brexit, EU legislation will apply and Irish companies may have new or additional obligations arising from the UK departure.
Chemical products such as sealants, adhesives, glues, epoxy resins, solvent based paints, isocyanate based foams/ paints, mineral oil and cement based products are used every day on construction sites.
Safety data sheets provide useful information on chemicals, describing the hazards the chemical presents, and giving information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case of an accident.
This Code of Practice comes into operation on 21 August 2018 and from that date it revokes and replaces the 2016 Code of Practice for the Chemical Agent Regulations which was issued in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
When a chemical is delivered to a workplace, the hazard information is usually visible on the supply (CLP) or transport (ADR) label or for deliveries in tanks, it is provided via a REACH Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
Using nail products and other products several times every day can pose a risk to your health. This information leaflet has been developed to provide practical advice to those working in the nail industry.
Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries.
This joint guidance developed by the EPA in conjunction with the Authority addresses the safe handling and storage of a range of household hazardous waste types at civic amenity sites in order to manage not only the environmental risks but also health and safety risks.
This information sheet aims to outline the key responsibilities for EU importers of chemical substances and mixtures under the REACH, CLP and Rotterdam Regulations, for which the Health & Safety Authority are the relevant Competent Authority in Ireland.
The CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures fully entered into force on the 1st of June 2015 bringing us a step closer to the goal of having the same chemical hazards communicated in the same way around the world. This poster should assist those of you working with hazardous chemicals in identifying the new hazard classes and categories under CLP and how to label accordingly. (High Resolution – suitable for professional printing)