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)
Classification and labeling are important aspects of occupational health and safety. As described earlier, the designation of hazardous substances has a common basis in Europe and the United States. However, not everything corresponds completely.
After an overview from the first part to the series, I summarize some differences between the European (EU-SDS) and the US Safety Data Sheet (US-SDS) formats. As a source, I primarily use the corresponding
Have you ever seen signed an operating instruction? Or are they perhaps signed in your company by default? This raises the question whether the signature field is mandatory or voluntary. Before I answer this
Since legal ordinances are usually named in an unwieldy manner, abbreviations are found as legal references instead. However, these are often an obstacle for those interested in getting started with chemicals law. This article
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
The indication of P statements, or safety notes, follows fixed rules from the CLP Regulation. It is of particular interest which P statements are displayed with which additional notes in section 2.2 of the
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.
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
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
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
The European product notification (PCN) framework has already begun and of course, there are initial hurdles to overcome, such as the PCN validation rules. Perhaps you, like many of our users contacting support, are
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
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
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
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