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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

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

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

22 Jun

Information department in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |2021-03-04T10:16:05+01:0022 June 2020|SDB-Profi|

An information department should be specified in every safety data sheet (SDS) There are legal requirements for this. Especially in companies which are moving from a national safety data sheet into the inter-European area, suppliers often ask me about the changes in the information department. What does department providing information mean? Information departments are national

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

3 Jul

What is the meaning of the exclamation mark GHS CLP?

By |2021-03-15T09:31:27+01:003 July 2017|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi, General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, Safety Data Sheets|

Unlike the very specific hazard pictograms, such as for example the flame symbol, the meaning of the exclamation mark in GHS CLP is of a more general nature. In short: There are several different hazards indicated by the exclamation mark. Moreover, this pictogram can be replaced by other pictograms. What are the hazards that may

31 Oct

Retention period for safety data sheets

By |2021-02-27T17:47:39+01:0031 October 2016|SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi, General, Hazardous Substances, Occupational Safety, Safety Data Sheets|

Retention of documents is an important topic, especially in terms of the law on hazardous substances. The REACH Regulation regulates the disclosure of information, also through the use of safety data sheets. As a result, every involved party, from the manufacturer / importer to intermediaries and the end consumer, receives documents that have a specified

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