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Laboratory adjustment to the new regulation on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The United Nations has, during many years, developed a model for a globally harmonized system for classification and labeling of chemicals, with the aim of it becoming a global standard. This system is implemented in the European Union through the CLP-regulation and is now working parallel to the existing directives until 1st of June 2015, when all the new classifications of substances and mixtures must be completed. The aim of this project was to adjust the laboratory to the new legislation, through inventory of stored chemicals, update the list of chemicals and perform self-classifications of mixtures. The work included handling of about 650 different chemicals with varying hazard classifications and search for information in corporate websites and chemical databases. This resulted in a new and complete list of chemicals stored and used in the laboratory and, in addition, an example of how to make a self classification of a mixture. Through this work using web based search for chemical classification according to the CLP-regulation, many difficulties were encountered and one of the conclusions is that due to the many noticed uncertainties and inconsistencies in self classification of mixtures the aim of keeping the globally harmonized system harmonized will be nearly impossible to fulfill.

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Keyword [en]
Globally Harmonized System, hazardous chemicals, self-classification, EU regulations, earth summit
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Basic Medicine
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-204661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-204661DiVA: diva2:639569
Educational program
Biomedical Laboratory Science Programme
Available from: 2014-06-24 Created: 2013-08-08 Last updated: 2014-06-24Bibliographically approved

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