Definitions and Abbreviations

Chemical legislation and guidance, including this website, uses precise terminology, abbreviations, and jargon that may be unfamiliar. Navigate these resources with our handy, searchable guide.

SDS Contents Guide

This cross-referenced guide to safety data sheets (SDSs) in the UK and Europe, based on the requirements of the UK Statutory Instrument 2019 No. 758 and the EU REACH Regulation (1907/2006), gives Section-by-Section information and tips on the contents.

Guide to labelling of chemical products, including small packages

This guide addresses how to label hazardous chemicals, including explanation of pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, precuationary statements. There is expert advice and tips on reduced labelling for small packages. We explain the additional text required for labelling of detergents and aerosols.

Compendium of chemical hazards

This compendium identifies the regulatory hazard classes and miscellaneous hazards identified in chemicals legislation. It includes all the GHS categories, plus additional hazards noted in other legal texts, and as emerging hazards.