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26 Oct

Notification obligation for PCN – what does this cover?

By |2021-03-22T11:34:15+01:0026 October 2020|PCN|

There is not much time left before the first deadline for the notification obligation for PCN. Starting in 2021, many products which were previously excluded from national transitional solutions will be notified using the new notification format. In this article, I will provide a compact summary of the items that require notification via PCN

29 Jun

Translation of substances in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2021-03-04T10:16:34+01:0029 June 2020|SDB-Profi|

Do substances actually have to be translated in safety data sheets? The short answer: Yes. But where can you source substance names in different languages? Translation of substances as an obligation (product identifier) In accordance with Section 31(5) of the REACH Regulation, the safety data sheet must be made available in an official language of

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

5 Aug

PCN: What happens if a UFI is missing?

By |2021-03-04T11:42:49+01:005 August 2019|SDB-Profi, PCN|

Those following the new PCN (Poison Centres Notification) legislation have most likely asked themselves the question – what happens if the premixture UFI is missing? Specifications for components in the mixture The specification is quite clear, really: Own components must be listed with the level of detail specified in Annex VIII of the CLP

4 Mar

EuPCS – new categorisation for the European notification

By |2021-03-05T08:47:37+01:004 March 2019|SDB-Profi, PCN|

EuPCS stands for "European product categorisation system" and is an integral part of the new European Product Change Notification from the start of 2020. In all likelihood, some of our users have already come across different harmonised product categorisations in safety data sheets. An example is the use descriptor system (UDS) for specifying relevant

5 Mar

The road to European product notification, part 4 – Repeat notification of mixtures

By |2021-03-15T09:31:28+01:005 March 2018|SDB-Profi, Safety Data Sheets|

Anyone considering the use of the transitional period for their products, i.e. up to 2025, needs to know when a repeat notification of mixtures is required. The first European product notification will commence in 2020. Currently, it is still possible to carry out a BfR product notification for mixtures and then, from 2025 onwards, fulfil

26 Feb

The road to European product notification, part 3 – Concentration specifications of formulations

By |2021-03-15T09:31:28+01:0026 February 2018|SDB-Profi, Safety Data Sheets|

As before in the national BfR product notification, the concentration specifications of the formulations for the harmonised EU notification will be more precise than those contained in the safety data sheet. According to a statement by the host at the workshop for implementing Annex VIII of the CLP Regulation, the concentration limits were determined in

19 Feb

The road to European product notification, part 2 – The unique formula identifier UFI

By |2021-03-15T09:31:28+01:0019 February 2018|SDB-Profi, Safety Data Sheets|

The unique formula identifier UFI is introduced along with the European product notification. The UFI is used for the identification of mixtures. At this year’s Workshop on the implementation of Annex VIII to CLP, UFIs were one of the big topics, especially during the rounds of questions. The explanations provided by the speakers helped clarify

8 Feb

The road to European product notification, part 1

By |2021-03-15T09:31:27+01:008 February 2018|SDB-Profi, Safety Data Sheets|

In future, harmonised information on hazardous substances will be transmitted to poison information centres in a European product notification. This affects considerably more companies that put hazardous substances into circulation than the BfR product notification currently in effect in Germany. In the first part of the series that describes the road to a harmonised European

2 May

Correct internal labelling of hazardous substances

By |2021-03-05T08:49:02+01:002 May 2017|GefStoff-Profi, Hazardous Substances|

Internal labelling of hazardous substances is always required for any activities involving hazardous substances. This is of particular interest where decanted moveable vessels, intermediate products, samples or wastes are concerned. In such cases, the exact determination of hazards is not always possible due to unknown components. How can internal labelling be implemented correctly despite these

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