Labelling of chemicals
Packaging, containers and pipelines containing chemical hazards shall be labeled so that you can identify the content and understand the risks associated with it.
On 20 January 2009, a new EC regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical products entered into force. The regulation is referred to as CLP, which is an abbreviation of Classification, Labelling and Packaging. CLP was brought in with a long transitional period.
All chemical products purchased after 1 June 2017 must be classified, labelled and packaged according to CLP. Chemical products classified and labelled according to the older system (orange hazard symbol) must be classified and labelled according to CLP by 1 June 2019 at the latest. Please note that the original classification may have changed since the product was purchased.
Containers that have been filled with a chemical product for use in the laboratory may be labelled with name, hazard pictogram and hazard statement (eg flammable, carcinogenic).
The University’s guidelines
Current rules and advice on labelling may be found in the University’s "Procedure for the labelling of chemical products". If you have any questions about labelling, please contact the chemical registry coordinator Annie Engström.
Links to more information
Swedish Chemicals Agency fact sheet on CLP. (in Swedish)
Fact sheet on the old system under KIFS 2005:7. (in Swedish)