Non hazardous products
Strictly speaking, “non hazardous” is a term which is avoided in CLP and GHS, and the correct term is “non classified”, but this section is about products which are not classified, and which don’t have any other hazard communication requirements.
There are two potential types of “non hazardous product”:
- non classified for CLP, but require an SDS because they contain a substance with a Workplace Exposure Limit, or an SVHC, or other qualifying component, see https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/products-requiring-sdss/
- non classified for CLP and don’t require an SDS
Where a product is not classified for CLP and doesn’t require an SDS, a CLP label is not required, and an SDS is not required either, although one may be issued voluntarily (see the link above for details).
You must be very careful not to put any information on a non-CLP label which implies that the product might be hazardous, so don’t put on any Hazard Statements, or any Precautionary Statements which might imply that the product is hazardous. However, you can voluntarily use some of the less severe P Statements as general advice to the user, if you think this is appropriate.
You also need to remember that a product which is “not classified” for CLP can still have significant hazards, as not every hazard is within CLP scope, see https://ttenvironmenta.wpengine.com/clp-knowledgebase/hazards-not-included-in-clp/ ; and of course, the same product may still be classified for other regulations.