SPIK Meets EMB to Discuss Status of Implementation of the Globally Harmonized System on Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)

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In anticipation of the strict implementation of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS) by the Environmental Management Bureau of the DENR per DAO AO 2015-09, SPIK went to the office of Ms. Emmanuelita Mendoza, who is currently the  OIC Chief – Chemical Management Section, last October 20, 2015 at their Head Office in Quezon City.

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Several clarifications were made with regards to the said DAO specifically on the labeling requirements and also on what version of the GHS is to be adopted by EMB. There were also some corrections made in the DAO especially on some wordings that were deemed ambiguous.  SPIK thru the representation of Ms. Cynthia Reyes (Inchem), Mr. Jonathan Chong (Du Pont), Ms. Gretchen Enarle (Atlantic Coatings) and Mr. Pio Ramirez (Metro Industries) reiterated the commitment to support EMB via further capacity building to ensure all industry stakeholders are able to follow the guidelines set.

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