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12 Jul

One product, several SDS – does that make sense?

By |2021-07-12T11:15:15+02:0012 July 2021|SDB-Profi|

Safety data sheets (SDS) contain, among other things, the product name, a traceable version tracking and sometimes also an article number. This may give the impression that a hazardous substance (pure substance or mixture) has one single safety data sheet. However, depending on the circumstance, this may not be the case. Through our work

23 Jun

Classification in Europe and the US

By |2021-06-23T12:55:53+02:0023 June 2021|SDB-Profi|

Classification and labeling are important aspects of occupational health and safety. As described earlier, the designation of hazardous substances has a common basis in Europe and the United States. However, not everything corresponds completely. What distinguishes classification from labeling? This is an important question that can cause confusion. Classification is the summary of effects

7 Jun

What is different in the US-SDS? (Part 2)

By |2021-06-07T12:07:28+02:007 June 2021|SDB-Profi|

After an overview from the first part to the series, I summarize some differences between the European (EU-SDS) and the US Safety Data Sheet (US-SDS) formats. As a source, I primarily use the corresponding legal sources. [1] [2] Substances and mixtures in the EU-SDS The CLP Regulation indicates the classification and labeling and identification

25 May

What is different in the US-SDS?

By |2021-05-25T10:26:29+02:0025 May 2021|SDB-Profi|

Is it possible to use a European safety data sheet for the USA? After all, both jurisdictions have the same basis for SDS: GHS. Certain adaptations are nevertheless necessary. So what is different in the US-SDS? I will shed more light on this question in my next blog posts. Where are the similarities? Both

10 May

What do GHS, REACH, CLP or CFR mean?

By |2021-05-10T13:35:03+02:0010 May 2021|SDB-Profi|

Since legal ordinances are usually named in an unwieldy manner, abbreviations are found as legal references instead. However, these are often an obstacle for those interested in getting started with chemicals law. This article summarizes a few important, overarching regulations and their meaning. To coincide with our series on safety data sheets in the

24 Mar

Curious classification: Skin Corr. 1 or Eye Dam. 1

By |2021-03-24T09:14:36+01:0024 March 2021|SDB-Profi|

Why is a mixture classified as “Skin Corr. 1” (Corrosivity to the skin, category 1) despite the fact that no individual component shares this classification? An analogous question can be asked for “Eye Dam. 1” (Serious eye damage, category 1). The CLP Regulation It can be helpful to take a look at the CLP

15 Mar

Curious classification: acute toxicity

By |2021-03-24T09:22:47+01:0015 March 2021|SDB-Profi|

How is the "acute toxicity" classification determined? The reason for this blog entry was a question from a user of the SDBcheck® online tool on the topic of acute toxicity: "How does the classification Acute Tox. 2 with H330 result, even though none of the individual components is also classified as "Acute Tox."? A

1 Mar

Qualifications for the creation of safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2021-03-22T10:21:58+01:001 March 2021|SDB-Profi|

If you produce hazardous substances or mixtures, you also have to create safety data sheets (SDS). But who is actually allowed to create these safety data sheets? Which qualifications are required for this? And where can you find information on how to create them? Information on safety data sheets Especially when creating safety data

1 Feb

Substances and mixtures in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2021-03-22T11:14:07+01:001 February 2021|SDB-Profi|

What is the difference between substances and mixtures in safety data sheets? This question is harder to answer than it might seem at first glance. In some substance safety data sheets (SDS), Section 3 lists multiple ingredients (also called "components" in the law). On the other hand, some mixture safety data sheets only specify

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