Enforcement authorities will check poison centre notifications in 2025

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Enforcement Forum is preparing a project to check if suppliers have notified hazardous chemical mixtures to the poison centres. The objective of the checks is to protect human health by enforcing the requirement that suppliers of chemicals notify information about hazardous mixtures to the national authorities. The national authorities make that information available to poison centres so that they can give advice to citizens or medical personnel in the event of an emergency. Poison centres must have correct information about hazardous mixtures to ensure that the emergency response is well informed and appropriate.

Health and Safety Authority inspectors will check that the notification has been submitted and verify labels of mixtures and – where needed – Safety Data Sheets. The exact scope of the checks will be defined in the coming months.

Inspections in this project will begin in January 2025 and continue for six months, with the project report to be published at the end of 2025.