Implementation of technical and organisational measures for the protection of human health and the environment

The activity of trading in hazardous chemicals may be performed by legal entities and natural persons who prove to the authority responsible for chemicals that they take special technical or organisational measures when trading in hazardous chemicals.

These measures include:

1. Observing restrictions when trading in hazardous chemicals in food stores

2.Suitable informing of users

3. Measures relating to the storage of hazardous chemicals

Observing restrictions when trading in hazardous chemicals

Food stores cannot sell hazardous chemicals which are labelled as:

  • very toxic (T+);
  • toxic (T);
  • harmful substances (Xn) and categorised as carcinogens, mutagens and/or toxic to reproduction;
  • acute toxicity of hazard categories 1, 2 and 3 (H300, H310, H330, H301, H311, H331);
  • germ cell mutagenicity of hazard categories 1A , 1B and 2 (H340, H341);
  • carcinogenicity of hazard categories 1A, 1B and 2 (H350, H351);
  • toxic to reproduction of hazard categories 1A, 1B and 2 (H360, H361, H362);
  • specific target organ systemic toxicity at single exposure of hazard category 1 (H370);
  • and specific target organ systemic toxicity at repeated exposure of hazard category 1 (H372).

Hazardous chemicals not provided in the preceding paragraph may be sold in food stores, whereby they must be separated from other goods and protected so as not to affect other goods.

Suitable informing of users

Legal entities and natural persons placing on market hazardous chemicals as goods of general use which are labelled as:

  •  very toxic (T+),
  • toxic (T),
  • harmful substances (Xn),
  • corrosive (C),
  • irritant (Xi)

must display at the point of sale of these chemicals the instructions for users in accordance with Annex II of the Rules on user information, register and the specific requirements for trade in dangerous chemicals (hereinafter: the Rules), which is also published on the website of the competent authority.

Legal entities and natural persons placing hazardous chemicals on the market as goods of general use which are labelled as:

  • acutely toxic (H300, H310, H330, H301, H311, H331, H302, H312, H332);
  • corrosive/irritant to the skin (H314, H315);
  • causing serious eye damage/eye irritation (H318, H319);
  • causing respiratory or skin sensitisation (H334, H317);
  • germ cell mutagenicity (H340, H341);
  • carcinogenicity (H350, H351), toxic to reproduction (H360, H361, H362);
  • specific target organ systemic toxicity at single exposure (H370, H371, H335);
  • specific target organ systemic toxicity at repeated exposure (H372, H373) or aspiration hazard (H304) must display at the point of sale of these chemicals the instructions for users in accordance with Annex III of the Rules, which is also published on the website of the competent authority.

The instruction as per the preceding paragraph must be in A3 format on a white background.

Legal entities and natural persons trading in hazardous chemicals must provide additional information on the meaning of labels on the packaging, information on the safety data sheet or other general instructions on the safe use and handling of chemicals at the request of consumers.

Measures relating to the storage of hazardous chemicals include:

  • Storage classes
  • Storage rules
  • Technical requirements for storage
  • Organisational requirements for storing

These measures are defined in more detail in the Rules on technical and organisational measures for the storage of hazardous chemicals.

Last updated: 07. 01. 2016