Mexico’s adoption of the 5th Rev. GHS means that classification of aerosols
differs from the U.S. and Canada...
ing requirements for household cleaning
products to enhance consumer knowledge
and prevent human health risks. Types
of products covered under the standard
will include those intended for cleaning
objects, surfaces and buildings as well as
those products meant to release fragrances
into the air.
The standard sets out labeling and
packaging requirements for products that
pose hazards to the consumer. Products
that present a health risk due to toxicity,
corrosivity or flammability must have
applicable precautionary statements,
pictograms and child-resistant packaging.
Hazardous ingredients that elicit
precautionary warnings must be indicated
on the label by the common chemical or
technical name. Other ingredients may be disclosed as generic
names or by the name of the chemical family, such as phosphates,
non-ionic surfactants or silicates. The proposed regulation would
repeal and replace the current Official Mexican Standard NOM-
189-SSA1/SCFI-2002 (labeling and packaging for household
Other Mexican Health & Safety Standards
to watch for
Keep an eye out for final versions of these other, new Mexican
Health & Safety Standards, which are expected to be published
over the next few months:
• PROY-NOM-006-STPS-2017: Storage and
handling of materials through the use of
machinery—Occupational safety conditions.
• Project of NOM-017-STPS-2017: Personal
Protective Equipment—Selection, use and
• PROY-NOM-005-STPS-2017: Handling
of hazardous chemical substances or their
mixtures in the workplace—Conditions and
• PROY-NOM-035-STPS-2016: Psychosocial
• PROY-NOM-036-1-STPS-2017: Occupational
In addition to these, on June 25, 2018, major reforms were
published to the Customs Law and the Fiscal Code of the Federation.
The objective of these reforms is to make logistics more
effective, and to modernize the legal framework that regulates
import and export, taking advantage of technological advances.
By staying up-to-date on key legislative changes, one can avoid
overlooking obligations that might result in delays or unexpected
costs. This will give a company a competitive edge when doing
business abroad. Nexreg will be sure to keep readers informed as
we hear about other new developments in Mexico and around the
26 Spray September 2018
handling in the workplace.
health and safety procedures.
risk factors—Identification and prevention.
tional ergonomic risk factors—Identification,
analysis, prevention and control. Part 1—
Manual handling of loads.
firstname.lastname@example.org • www.condensa.com • +56 225 195 759 • Presidente Errazuriz 2999 • office #502 • Santiago • Chile • 7559357