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Plausibility check of safety data sheets

By |13 June 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , |

According to the German TRGS 400 [1], you as the recipient of safety data sheets are obliged to check it for "obviously incomplete, contradictory or incorrect information". If you find a discrepancy during the plausibility


What ist the meaning behind product identifiers?

By |7 June 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

Product identifiers can be found in every safety data sheet - you can' t do without them. But do you know what is actually hidden behind this term? Quite a few legal cross-references in


Software support for SDS and PCN for distributors of hazardous substances

By |9 May 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi, PCN|Tags: , , , |

The challenges for distributors of hazardous substances under REACH in the European Union are mostly not apparent through direct obligations. For example, in contrast to the manufacturer/importer, a distributor does not have to meet


The Column Model – Physico-Chemical Effects (Part 5)

By |26 April 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

The column model of TRGS 600 [1] as an assistance for the substitution check is already explained in several blog posts. I already introduced the columns dealing with health and environmental hazards. We now


PCN and SDS creation go hand in hand

By |25 April 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi, PCN|Tags: , , , |

Both the European Product Notification (PCN) and the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provide information on hazards of dangerous substances. But they do this with different objectives. Nevertheless, there are many similarities, which is why


What does the expertise for safety data sheets include?

By |13 April 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , |

The preparation of safety data sheets (SDS) requires expertise in safety data sheets. This is completely independent of the method and software used to create the SDS. But what does this expertise mean and


The contents of the REACH Regulation for safety data sheet creators

By |12 April 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , , , |

Anyone involved in the preparation of safety data sheets cannot avoid the REACH Regulation [1]. Although the REACH Regulation is mainly relevant for manufacturers or importers of pure substances, it also contains important content


What are Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)?

By |11 April 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , |

The term Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has a very crucial role for a specific jurisdiction: the substances concerned are very critical for health and the environment on a global scale for various reasons. This


The Column Model – Environmental Hazards (Part 4)

By |4 April 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

If you work with hazardous substances in your company, you have some obligations that are listed in the GefStoffV [1]. For example, you must check substitution possibilities for your hazardous substances. The column model


The Column Model – Chronic Health Hazards (Part 3)

By |21 March 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

Anyone who has followed my blog posts over the last few weeks has certainly noticed that the topic of substitution testing is in focus. In particular, I have already discussed the column model of TRGS


Designation in dangerous goods

By |14 March 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

Did you ever notice that there are differences in the designation of dangerous goods? Users and formulators of safety data sheets come into contact with the dangerous goods in section 14 of the safety


The Column Model – Acute Health Hazards (Part 2)

By |7 March 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

In my last post I introduced the column model of the German TRGS 600 [1] as a tool for substitution testing. In this and the upcoming posts, I would like to go more into


Current software in hazardous substance management

By |28 February 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , |

Hazardous substance management software, such as our Gefahrstoff-Profi, is used to record, approve and assign hazardous substances. The results are legally compliant risk assessments, up-to-date hazardous substance registers / hazardous substance directories and, of


Fire and explosion hazard with hazardous substances (Part 1 of 2)

By |14 February 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

The fire and explosion hazard is a key factor in determining whether or not the hazardous substance is suitable for one's business. For example, there may be no local exhaust ventilation or the area


Fire and explosion hazard with hazardous substances (Part 2 of 2)

By |14 February 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

It is important to be able to assess the fire and explosion hazards posed by the hazardous substances used. This is in order to design a safe working environment. In the first part of


Substitution check for hazardous substances

By |7 February 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

When working with hazardous substances, a company has a number of obligations. For Germany, these obligations are listed in the GefStoffV [1] and include the obligation to carry out a risk assessment. Part of


One product, several SDS – does that make sense?

By |12 July 2021|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , |

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)

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