Poison centre notifications surpass a million – new updates set to make number even bigger

Over a million notifications to the poison centre notification database have been made as of last month. This testifies to the huge market that exists as well as the importance of being able to correctly follow CLP (Classification, Labelling, Packaging) regulation.

Each of these notifications are associated with a unique formula identifier which provides consumers, manufacturers and downstream users with accurate information to give immediate medical advice if someone is accidentally exposed to a hazardous mixture. 

Despite this large number, there is some concern that it is not representative of the full amount of potentially hazardous products being developed in Europe. Some products that require a UFI might not be submitted correctly to the poison centre, leaving consumers and those working with the product at risk. 

To combat this issue, there have recently been updates to the poison centre submission centre that allow for a more effective process to protect those working with the chemicals. 

From October of this year, a ‘dossier viewer’ will be available that will compile all notification information into a web-based report for easy viewing before submission. It will replace the current poison centre notification preview report. 

As of late April, other new IT tools were included to make the process simpler. This was the inclusion of more remark fields to enter free text information, allowing to provide relevant information that is not included in the picklist options.

There is also a new, updated list of modified validation rules included on the website. These rules were designed to help companies check shortcomings in their notifications before submitting them. 

Submissions to the centre is an incredibly important part of the marketing process. Incorrectly labelling a hazardous product could put those working with the substance at risk and leave your company vulnerable to legal consequences. 

A significant part of the process that goes into establishing what is necessary in order to be compliant with CLP regulation is recognizing what kind of (or if at all) classification is necessary. These classes cover obstacles relating to the physical, health, environment risks. 

When it comes to CLP regulation, Deenamic Ltd’s services include reviewing SDSs and other document submissions, liaising with graphic designers, assessing legislation compliance within documents and more. 

Deenamic Ltd have experienced consultants able to prepare your product and your company to satisfy the rigorous regulation surrounding poison notification. The experience our team has developed allows for the successful navigation of the ever-evolving industry regulation.

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