The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) regulations, aim to help protect people and the environment from the ill-effects of chemicals. If chemicals are supplied in a package, it must be labeled and the chemicals packaged safely to withstand the conditions of supply & carriage. The main function of supply labels is to warn and inform the user of both acute and chronic exposure hazards.
The 2009 Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations have been replaced by the European CLP Regulations. These new regulations represent the Legally Mandatory identification of hazardous chemicals and are uniform across the Globe.