Does the CMD proposal have an impact on product labelling?

No. The proposal is put forward only in the context of occupational workers’ health protection legislation. In the EU the classification and labelling of products is ruled by other separate legislation (the CLP Regulation 1278/2008). There is no direct link between these two legislative frameworks. The current proposal addresses respirable dust generated by work processes, not the substance itself. Crystalline silica placed on the market is subject to the classification obligation under Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, while crystalline silica dust generated by a work process is not placed on the market and therefore is not classified in accordance with that Regulation.