01 Oct 2005

Updated CONCAWE guidance for classification and labelling of petroleum substances

The 29th Amendment to Technical Progress (ATP) to the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) was published in 2004, and introduced specific changes to the hazard classification (Annex 1 entries) for Petroleum Gases and for certain individual hydrocarbons present in Low Boiling Point Naphthas (LBPN, including gasoline).

CONCAWE guidance on hazard classification and labelling for petroleum substances has recently been updated and re-issued to take account of these changes (Report No. 6/05). The purpose of CONCAWE’s recommendations is to promote harmonisation in the classification and labelling of petroleum substances throughout Europe and thereby to help in the safe handling and use of petroleum substances.