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COMAH regulations altered under Seveso III Directive

June saw the implementation of the European Union’s Seveso III Directive, which brings some changes to the ‘Control of Major Accident Hazards’ (COMAH) regulations in the UK.

The adapted directive, which replaced the Seveso II directive, focuses on the new system of classification of dangerous
substances under the European Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging.

So what are the changes being implemented by the COMAH regulations 2015 because of Seveso III?

Classification
The scope of the Seveso III Directive is based on the EU legislation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures.

There are some changes in both named categories of dangerous substances and named dangerous substances. The toxicity categories have moved from ‘Very Toxic’ and ‘Toxic’ to ‘Acute Toxic Categories 1 to 3’ with exposure routes (dermal, oral and inhalation) specified in some cases.
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