WASHINGTON - The NPCA's Product Stewardship Committee has recently released the first Supplement to the Fifth Edition of the NPCA Industry Labeling Guide (Guide). The Fifth Edition was originally released in December 1999.

The Supplement provides new information on international labeling requirements in Canada and the EU, and introduces the new United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of hazardous chemicals and mixtures. Closer to home, the Supplement reviews changes in VOC-content labeling at both the federal and state level, as well as changes to pesticide product labeling and labeling for treated articles. Immediate and careful attention should be given to obtaining an updated copy of the Fifth Edition of the Guide, which contains the Supplement, at http://www.paint.org/member/pubs/index.cfm#Labeling.

Downloading a copy is free to all NPCA members. Members can also order a paper copy of the Guide, complete with the new Supplement, by calling 202/462.6272. Cost of the reprinted Guide is $300.