You must classify chemical substances and mixtures before they are placed on the market. This guide tells you how the classification processes work. Substance classification is usually achieved through testing, although structure–activity relationships may also help. There are also inventories of hazard classification, that simplify substance classification.
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.
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?
This article examines the new UK regulatory landscape for classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals under GB CLP.
We are regularly asked to provide an SDS for use world-wide. If you want to sell your chemical product into an industrialised country it will follow the UN GHS for hazard classification, SDS format, and label content. However, many national variations mean that harmonisation is not a reality.
A new Regulation requires safety data sheets updates. This post informs you of the necessary changes.