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M.Sc. Philip Jorge Stefl (Chemical Engineer), Regulatory compliance / Product development
26 Aug

New SDS in 2023

By |2022-08-26T17:48:17+02:0026 August 2022|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

Some people working with SDSs may not have noticed it yet, but we are currently in the transition period to a new SDS format. For the second time, Annex II of the REACH Regulation [1] has been amended. This directly changes the requirements for a safety data sheet. I will describe the results of

7 Jun

What ist the meaning behind product identifiers?

By |2022-06-17T14:47:08+02:007 June 2022|SDB-Profi|

Product identifiers can be found in every safety data sheet - you can' t do without them. But do you know what is actually hidden behind this term? Quite a few legal cross-references in any case. What are product identifiers? The CLP Regulation refers to all information that enables the identification of a substance

9 May

Software support for SDS and PCN for distributors of hazardous substances

By |2022-05-12T11:40:12+02:009 May 2022|SDB-Profi, PCN|

The challenges for distributors of hazardous substances under REACH in the European Union are mostly not apparent through direct obligations. For example, in contrast to the manufacturer/importer, a distributor does not have to meet certain requirements (like compiling a safety data sheet). Still, distributors have to ensure indirectly that the products they distribute are

25 Apr

PCN and SDS creation go hand in hand

By |2022-05-12T12:11:01+02:0025 April 2022|PCN, SDB-Profi|

Both the European Product Notification (PCN) and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provide information on hazards of dangerous substances. But they do this with different objectives. Nevertheless, there are many similarities, which is why the PCN and SDS creation work well together. They even have to be identical in some aspects. Aim of the

13 Apr

What does the expertise for safety data sheets include?

By |2022-04-13T15:05:27+02:0013 April 2022|SDB-Profi|

The preparation of safety data sheets (SDS) requires expertise in safety data sheets. This is completely independent of the method and software used to create the SDS. But what does this expertise mean and who needs it at all? The law is very general here, but there are sources with more detailed information about

11 Apr

What are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)?

By |2022-04-07T11:01:02+02:0011 April 2022|SDB-Profi|

The term Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has a very crucial role for a specific jurisdiction: the substances concerned are very critical for health and the environment on a global scale for various reasons. This is exactly why these pollutants are in focus not only at the European level, but also worldwide. Jurisdictions upon jurisdictions

28 Mar

Toxicity data for the safety data sheet

By |2022-03-30T15:54:51+02:0028 March 2022|SDB-Profi|

Toxicity data for the safety data sheet are not the easiest topic for SDS creation. But toxicity data are not only used and referenced by experts in sections 11 and 12. They also affect the classification calculation of your own mixture. Because of that, I summarise different sources and ways to get these requested

14 Mar

Designation in dangerous goods

By |2022-03-22T08:50:48+01:0014 March 2022|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

Did you ever notice that there are differences in the designation of dangerous goods? Users and formulators of safety data sheets come into contact with the dangerous goods in section 14 of the safety data sheet. Even with pure substances, but also with mixtures, there is often a different wording in section 14 than

28 Feb

Current software in hazardous substance management

By |2022-03-22T08:48:01+01:0028 February 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

Hazardous substance management software, such as our Gefahrstoff-Profi, is used to record, approve and assign hazardous substances. The results are legally compliant risk assessments, up-to-date hazardous substance registers / hazardous substance directories and, of course, the easily updated local operating instructions. But what if the software for updating is no longer up to date?

14 Feb

Fire and explosion hazard with hazardous substances (Part 1 of 2)

By |2022-02-14T15:40:23+01:0014 February 2022|GefStoff-Profi|

The fire and explosion hazard is a key factor in determining whether or not the hazardous substance is suitable for one's business. For example, there may be no local exhaust ventilation or the area could be poorly ventilated in general. In this case, it may be worth avoiding substances or processes that pose a

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