The Chemicals Act (No 13 of 2009), as amended by No 32 of 2010, sets out that the National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC), based at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin is the responsible body for the receipt of information under Article 45 of the CLP Regulation 1272/2008.

Chemical mixtures classified as hazardous on the basis of their health or physical effects that are being placed on the Irish market must be notified to the NPIC and must include the telephone number of the NPIC in Section 1.4 [Emergency telephone number] of the Safety Data Sheet. A supplier can also include their own emergency number in addition to the NPIC number.  Further information about compiling Safety Data Sheets is available from the European Chemicals Agency; see here.

In addition, under the Detergent Regulation (EC) No 648/2004, there is an obligation to provide, on request, to the NPIC an ingredients datasheet for all products placed on the Irish market which are covered by the Detergents Regulation.

To register your products with the NPIC, please go to Product Registration.