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Title: Implementation of GHS


1
Implementation of GHS
  • An industry view

2
Outline
  • Impacts of implementation
  • Industry initiatives
  • Timeframes
  • Way forward

3
Implementation of GHS
  • Impact of implementation

4
USA
  • OHS
  • government's semi-annual regulatory agenda
    published in 2005 includes GHS.   
  • an advance notice of proposed rulemaking will be
    published this year.
  • EPA
  • white paper on implementation of the GHS for
    pesticides being consulted.
  • CPSC
  • work done on a situational analysis on consumer
    products
  • DOT
  • planning to adopt the necessary changes to be
    consistent with the GHS in 2007, and have them go
    into effect in 2008.
  •  

5
Work Plan Overview with Milestones Canada
J F M A M J J A S O N D
2004 Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations
2005 Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations Technical Consultations
Economic Analysis Economic Analysis Economic Analysis Economic Analysis Economic Analysis Economic Analysis
Decision
2006 Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process Drafting Regulations Regulatory Process
2007 Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation Regulatory Process Start of Implementation
2008 Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation Implementation
6
APEC Countries
Economy Agencies identified Target Date
Australia yes 2006/2008
Brunei DS
Canada yes 2008
Chile started 2008
PR China
HK China yes 2006-7
Indonesia yes ?
Japan yes 2006
Korea yes ?
Malaysia yes 2007-8
Mexico yes ?
7
APEC Countries (2)
Economy Agencies identified Target Date
New Zealand yes 2004
Papua New Guinea
Peru ? ?
Philippines yes 2006 pending
Russia started ?
Singapore yes ?
Chinese Taipei yes 2006
Thailand yes 2007-8
USA yes ?
Viet Nam yes ?
8
Scope
  • Substances
  • EU 30 000 subject to REACH
  • Japan 26 000 1 500 require MSDS by law
  • Mixtures
  • EU 2 000 000

9
EU Chemical Industry Structure
Enterprise Size Enterprise Size Companies Companies Employees Employees
Type Number of Employees Number of Companies of Total Number of Employees of Total
Large gt 500 578 2.24 905900 53.79
Medium 50 - 499 3592 13.94 581300 34.52
Small 10 49 6440 24.98 147100 8.73
Micro 1 - 9 15166 58.84 49800 2.96
  • 98 of Enterprises are SMEs (including Micros)
  • gt 75 of SMEs are formulators only
  • gt 55 of SMEs are not members of a Trade
    Association

10
EU GHS Implementation Issues Timetable
R E A C H
R e g I s t
Year
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11
-1 -2 -3
Classification Options Other CA Options Draft
Legislation Revise REACH Substance
Classification Mixture Classification Downstream
Legislation Annex I Reclassify to GHS Annex
I/Transport Differences Nota/SP
Harmonisation Substance Inventory Draft
Guidance GHS Training
11
Challenges
  • Significant legislative amendments
  • Co-ordination across fragmented national systems
  • Number of substances in market
  • Chemical industry structure
  • Training

12
Challenges
  • Decisions on discretionary elements
  • Substances vs mixtures
  • Translation into non UN languages

13
Implementation of GHS
  • Industry initiatives

14
Responsible Care
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Risk management requires hazard classification
  • Pollution prevention
  • Classification of waste
  • Product stewardship
  • Hazard communication down value chain

15
Capacity building
  • Raising awareness at enterprise level
  • Support for international initiatives
  • Sharing of best practice and data
  • Generation of hazard data HPV
  • Global portal

16
Technical support
  • Contribution to end point testing
  • Participation in OECD technical committees

17
Industry activities
  • Participation in UN Subcommittee
  • Advocacy at national and regional level
  • Raising awareness at enterprise level
  • Supporting capacity building activities
  • Developing implementation plans in line with
    national legislation

18
Implementation of GHS
  • Timeframes

19
Implementation of GHS
  • Way forward

20
Partnerships
  • Successful implementation will depend on
  • co-operation amongst countries
  • partnerships between Government and private
    sector
  • sharing information amongst companies
  • Trade facilitation
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