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19Sep

Acceptance and tolerance concentrations of carcinogenic substances

By |19 September 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

After more than 10 years since the last revision, an amendment to the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances (GefStoffV) [1] is due this year. I have already dealt with this topic in another blog post. Among

5Sep

Are your hazardous substances up to date?

By |5 September 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , |

In my last blog post, I dealt with the amendment of the Gefahrstoffverordnung (Ordinance on Hazardous Substances) [1]. However, this is not the only legal text that will change in the near future and is

22Aug

The amendment of the Hazardous Substances Ordinance

By |22 August 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

An amendment to the Hazardous Substances Ordinance (GefStoffV) [1] is due before the end of the year. The Hazardous Substances Ordinance itself has already been amended more frequently, for example in 2010 by adapting it

25Jul

Effort for the maintenance of a hazardous substances register

By |25 July 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , |

If a company uses hazardous substances, these must be documented and managed in a hazardous substances register. The Hazardous Substances Ordinance [1] states that the employer must keep this register, must note certain information and

11Jul

Deviations that aren’t any – the solution lies in the detail

By |11 July 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

You already know our online tool SDBcheck® (Currently only available in German) for checking the plausibility of your safety data sheets from my last blog posts. Today I would like to discuss the situations in

27Jun

Deviations in the safety data sheet

By |27 June 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

In my last blog post I dealt with why the plausibility check of safety data sheets is so important (and also obligatory in Germany according to TRGS 400 [1]). With our free online tool SDBcheck®

13Jun

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

7Jun

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

30May

Help for substitution – the TRGS 600

By |30 May 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , |

I have already presented the column model of TRGS 600 [1] to you in recent weeks. However, the TRGS 600 naturally also offers further information and assistance on the subject of substitution. I would

16May

The Column Model – Procedure (Part 7)

By |16 May 2022|Categories: GefStoff-Profi|Tags: , , , , , |

In the blog posts of the last few weeks, I have presented the column model of TRGS 600 [1] to you in detail. Now only one more column remains, which I would like to

9May

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

26Apr

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

25Apr

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

13Apr

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

12Apr

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

11Apr

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

4Apr

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

28Mar

Toxicity data for the safety data sheet

By |28 March 2022|Categories: SDB-Profi|Tags: , , , |

Toxicity data for the safety data sheet are not the easiest topic for SDS creation. But toxicity data are not only used and referenced by experts in sections 11 and 12. They also affect

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