How to write a good safety data sheet

This article covers the main facets of GB and EU SDSs that require attention during compilation to give not only a compliant SDS that will pass inspection, but also prove useful.

Harmonised classification of ethanol

The harmonised classification of alcohol (ie ethanol) in the EU would mandate the warnings: ‘Suspected of damaging the unborn child’, ‘may cause harm to breast-fed children’, and ‘may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure’. Are such warnings justified? What would be the consequences? Will alcohol-based hand gel need such warnings?

New UK-REACH regulation

UK chemical companies will have to comply with a new UK-REACH regulation, which became effective in January 2021