Webinar Downloads | Consumer Chemical Labelling in the USA, EU and Canada

Understanding the different labeling criteria for multiple jurisdictions can be challenging. The UN GHS provides classification criteria and labelling requirements that are reasonably consistent among jurisdictions for chemicals used in workplaces.  However, the labelling requirements for consumer chemical products are much less harmonized.

In the US, hazardous consumer chemicals must be labeled according to Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).  Other challenges include the California Proposition 65 updated warning requirements and the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act which requires manufacturers of household cleaning products to disclose ingredient information on the label and website. 

Hazardous consumer chemicals in Canada must comply with the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR). The CCCR requires the use of unique symbols, prescribed hazard phrases, and the hazard information must be in French and English. 

The EU applies “Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures” (CLP) to hazardous consumer products, with the requirements to provide additional information such as precautionary phrases specific to consumer use, as well as a Tactile Warning of Danger (TWD) for certain hazard categories.

This on-demand webinar will explain the differences between the USA, EU and Canada, and will highlight the challenges companies face when labeling hazardous consumer chemical products.

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