The extraction and processing of mineral ores to create concentrates is a critical step in the life cycle of minerals and metals. Managing the chemical hazards and risks associated with these materials is an important aspect of an overall approach to chemical management in the O&C sector.
The new CLP Regulation (EC) N° 1272/2008, which applies the GHS principles in the EU, requires producers of ores and concentrates to officially notify hazard classification for these materials to a regulatory database.
Euromines and ICMM have created this general guidance document, taking into account the specific characteristics of O&C. The guidance provides a framework that can be used to achieve a harmonized approach for the classification of O&C.
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