This film is a revised version of ‘Scratch and Sniff – chemical risks at work’ produced in 2003. It introduces changes to harmonise the signs (pictograms) used in the transport of dangerous goods and the signs used in product classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemicals. The existing seven pictograms are to be replaced with nine.
The key dates are: 1 December 2010, when substances must be reclassified and labelled in line with the new global system (GHS); and 1 June 2015, when the same process will be applied to mixtures (formerly called preparations).
Napo is involved in a series of short sketches working with chemicals, including those that are irritants, flammable, corrosive, toxic or a danger to the environment. Each sketch is followed by a brief sequence showing how to prevent accidents by safe working practices. This film is suitable for all sectors and all levels of employees. The objective is to draw attention to the importance of labelling chemical products. After an explosive opening scene, six sequences show first the wrong way with the serious consequences then the right way by respecting the safety instructions.