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17 May

Do operating instructions have to be signed?

By |2021-05-25T08:49:10+02:0017 May 2021|GefStoff-Profi|

Have you ever seen signed an operating instruction? Or are they perhaps signed in your company by default? This raises the question whether the signature field is mandatory or voluntary. Before I answer this question, I will summarize a few basics on operating instructions in general. Why create an operating manual at all? All

28 Apr

Determine Storage Classes with Safety Data Sheets

By |2021-04-28T12:52:05+02:0028 April 2021|GefStoff-Profi|

To mark the occasion of TRGS 510 updated in February, I will take a look at storage classes and how you can find out about them with the help of the safety data sheet. The storage class of a hazardous substance according to TRGS 510 is a good way to determine storage conditions and

21 Apr

Reading Safety Data Sheets

By |2021-04-21T12:40:29+02:0021 April 2021|GefStoff-Profi|

Background and motivation When compiling a hazardous substances index, you generally take the data obtained for this purpose from the associated safety data sheets. These are without doubt the main source of information, especially when mixtures are involved. [1] Based on the data of the safety data sheet, you can derive the required operating

15 Feb

The new UFI and poison emergency calls

By |2021-03-22T10:20:31+01:0015 February 2021|GefStoff-Profi|

UFI and poison emergency calls, how are they related? What is a UFI and where can it be found? These questions will be of interest in the future for emergencies in work and private life. The UFI has been part of my work for some time now: preparations are already in progress for manufacturers,

14 Jan

Hazardous substances management and occupational medicine

By |2021-03-22T10:41:21+01:0014 January 2021|GefStoff-Profi|

Support your company doctor! Is your company doctor familiar with the hazardous substances used in your company? Even more important from the perspective of a company doctor: Who handles these hazardous substances? Preventative occupational health care for the use of hazardous substances The subject of occupational health and safety is mostly covered by the

21 Sep

REACH Regulation: The difference between distributor and downstream user

By |2021-03-22T10:46:46+01:0021 September 2020|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

With the upcoming Product Change Notification (2021), the question about the difference between distributor and downstream user arises again. After all, distributors have quite different obligations. For better understanding, I will provide a short summary of the definition of downstream users under REACH before addressing the differences. Downstream users under REACH Chemicals are not

25 May

Safety data sheets – “Chinese whispers” along the supply chain

By |2021-03-04T10:21:49+01:0025 May 2020|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

There can be a long supply chain between the raw materials and finished products in the chemical industry, in which the existing materials are also processed further. Every safety data sheet summarises all the information that has to be transferred along this supply chain. But understandably, not everyone is fully familiar with everything. Have you

18 May

What determines if a substance is a hazardous substance?

By |2021-03-05T08:49:49+01:0018 May 2020|GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi|

A substance becomes a hazardous substance if ... ... it is dangerous? In other words, a substance is a hazardous substance when it has been classified and has been labelled? This would at least be a straightforward definition. But as is so often the case, a more differentiated approach is required. The

10 Feb

REF-6 for mixture SDS: 44% have errors

By |2021-03-05T12:13:55+01:0010 February 2020|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|

The results of the latest REACH-EN-FORCE project (REF-6) have been published and directly affect creators and users of the large majority of all safety data sheets – namely safety data sheets of hazardous substance mixtures. In comparison to the first statistics, the results look better as far as classification is concerned, but there is

29 Jul

Determining the operating range class in accordance with Seveso

By |2021-03-04T10:20:59+01:0029 July 2019|GefStoff-Profi|

For several different hazardous substances at one location, it is possible to determine the operating range class in accordance with Seveso – even if the hazardous substances and ingredients have different hazard categories. If your company falls into the lowest or highest class in accordance with Seveso, you will be faced with additional duties.

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