Ores and concentrates guidance on EU hazard classification
ORES AND CONCENTRATES
An industry approach to EU Hazard Classification
With their extensive background in metals risk assessments, the people of ARCHE collaborated on a project to draft a guidance document for the EU Hazard Classification of Ores and Concentrates (O&C).
The main sponsors of the O&C project were:
The extraction and processing of mineral ores to create concentrates is the primary step in the life cycle of minerals and metals, and management of the chemical hazards and risks posed is an important part of an integrated approach to chemicals management in the O&C sector.
The introduction of the new CLP Regulation (EC) N° 1272/2008, which applies the general principles of the GHS in the EU, means that producers of ores and concentrates will, for the first time, be required to officially notify hazard classification for these materials to a regulatory database.
Euromines and ICMM have prepared this general guidance taking into account the O&C specifics. The guidance presents a framework that can be applied towards the goal of achieving a harmonized approach for the classification of O&C.
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SPERC tool for metals is updated!
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4th Symposium on Biocidal Product Authorisation Vienna 23-24 May 2013
Symposium on authorisation/registration of biocidal products according to existing schemes(especially BPD) and the arising issues and interaction with the forthcoming Biocidal ProductRegulation (BPR)
65th International Symposium on crop protection- 21-05-2013 Ghent
This Symposium will be held at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of the Ghent University, Coupure links 653, BE-9000 Ghent, Belgium.