Generating CLP label information
Once you have obtained your CLP classification, you need to use it to provide you with all of the rest of the CLP-GHS information for the product label. This is done by using the look-up tables provided in the GHS-CLP Classification Summary Sheets here: GHS-CLP Classification Summary Sheets v2.4 .
The amount of labelling information required varies, depending on the classification information you have already obtained:
- a published classification may include P statements which you think are appropriate for your product, in which case you can use this information as-is, and don’t necessarily need to use a labelling form (unless you want to screen for EUH statements)
- many published substance classifications do not include P statements, so you may need to generate these, and also check for EUH statements. Instead of having to generate information, the existing information can be filled straight into the form
- a self-classified substance or mixture will need to generate all of the labelling information, choose P statements, and also check for EUH statements and other non-CLP information. In these cases, the information for the whole form will need to be generated from each classification, filled in, and precedence and judgement used for choosing the relevant information.
The full labelling sequence is:
- print off the appropriate classification form (see below for more details), and fill it in as you go along
- find the classification in the GHS-CLP Classification Summary Sheets document
- read what the symbol(s) is for the classification (if not already provided)
- read what the Hazard Statement(s) is/are for the classification (if not already provided)
- read what the Precautionary Statements are for the classification
- work through the form to remove any duplication, and to apply precedence to the symbols, signal word and H statements
- use the form to see if any EUH statements or other non-GHS information needs to be applied to the label
- also use the form to see whether any information can be omitted from the label for small packages (although the full information may be required for any outer packs)
You can also download this flowchart as a pdf: CLP labelling sequence.
Label information forms
There are eight possible label information forms to use, depending on whether the product is a substance or a mixture; whether it is used industrially (or professionally), or by consumers; and whether it is a normal size pack, or less than 3 litres pack.
Substance for industrial/ professional use:
Substance for consumer use:
Mixture for industrial/ professional use:
Mixture for consumer use: