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24Mar

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

By |24 March 2021|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , |

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.

15Mar

Curious classification: acute toxicity

By |15 March 2021|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , |

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

1Mar

Qualifications for the creation of safety data sheets (SDS)

By |1 March 2021|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , |

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

1Feb

Substances and mixtures in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |1 February 2021|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

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

14Jan

Hazardous substances management and occupational medicine

By |14 January 2021|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , |

Support your company doctor! Is your company doctor familiar with the hazardous substances used in your company? Even more important from the perspective of a company doctor: Who handles these hazardous substances? Preventative occupational

26Oct

Notification obligation for PCN – what does this cover?

By |26 October 2020|Categories: PCN|Tags: , , , , |

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

21Sep

REACH Regulation: The difference between distributor and downstream user

By |21 September 2020|Categories: SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , |

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

29Jun

Translation of substances in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |29 June 2020|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

22Jun

Information department in safety data sheets (SDS)

By |22 June 2020|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

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

25May

Safety data sheets – “Chinese whispers” along the supply chain

By |25 May 2020|Categories: SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , |

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

18May

What determines if a substance is a hazardous substance?

By |18 May 2020|Categories: GefStoff-Profi, FaSi-Profi|Tags: , , , |

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

27Apr

Numbers for PCN – which numbers can be sourced where?

By |27 April 2020|Categories: SDB-Profi, PCN|Tags: , , |

This time, I am writing about a request arising from practical concern regarding the different numbers for PCN. The European Product Change Notification (PCN) requires quite a few numbers and not all of them

10Feb

REF-6 for mixture SDS: 44% have errors

By |10 February 2020|Categories: SDB-Profi, GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

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

23Dec

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

By |23 December 2019|Categories: SDB-Profi, PCN|Tags: |

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

16Dec

European Product Change Notification – frequently asked questions on UFI positioning in SDS and label

By |16 December 2019|Categories: SDB-Profi, PCN|Tags: |

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

9Dec

European Product Change Notification – frequently asked questions on deadlines and their meaning

By |9 December 2019|Categories: SDB-Profi, PCN|Tags: |

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. This is why

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