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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

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

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

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

23 Dec

European Product Change Notification – frequently asked questions on UFI and updates

By |2021-03-05T12:27:22+01:0023 December 2019|SDB-Profi, PCN|

The topic European Product Change Notification (PCN), including UFI and EuPCS has kept us as well as our users busy in this intense phase of preparation for the new, legally binding notification. In this small series, I summarise frequently asked questions and answers which arose during the webinars and the specialist conference. Part 2

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