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CHIP is being superseded by the REACH and CLP regulations, which implement the use of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of hazard classification. The situation can appear confusing as these two systems of classification and labelling can run in parallel and even the names have changed:


CHIP risk phrases ('R phrases') are being replaced by CLP Hazard statements

CHIP danger symbols are being replaced by CLP pictograms

The situation is still changing:


The CLP regulation (EC) 1272/2008 has been ammended by the 1st Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP)  -regulation  (EC) 790/2009. This has changed the hazard classification of many substances.


Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements are specified in the REACH regulation (EC)  1907/2006 but these have been ammended by regulation (EU) 453/2010 which came into force in December 2010. All Safety Data Sheets issued after December 2010 must comply with this new regulation.


ATSL can:

Chemical Safety and Hazard