What is EU SDS?

What is EU SDS?

Safety data sheets (SDS) have been a well-accepted and effective method for the provision to downstream users of information on chemical substances and mixtures in the EU. Most buyers(either importers or distributors or downstream users) in EU will request a copy of SDS when they buy chemicals.

Are SDS regulated?

NOTE: Safety data sheets (SDS) are no longer covered by the CHIP regulations. Regulation 12 requires that an employer provides employees with information, instruction and training for people exposed to hazardous substances.

What is SDS in EHS?

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are documents that describe the physical and health hazards of chemicals or chemical-containing products and must be readily accessible to employees during all work shifts when these products are present in the work environment.

What is SDS standard?

The SDS includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical.

What is an SDS register?

A hazardous chemicals register is a list of all hazardous chemicals stored, handled or used at a workplace – the current safety data sheets (SDS) for each of the hazardous chemicals listed must be included with the register. A current SDS is the most up-to-date version published by the manufacturer or importer.

What are five key things that an SDS tells you?

It provides information on:

  • Identification: for the product and supplier.
  • Hazards: physical (fire and reactivity) and health.
  • Prevention: steps you can take to work safely, reduce or prevent exposure, or in an emergency.
  • Response: appropriate responses in various situations (e.g., first-aid, fire, accidental release).

How do I find my SDS sheets?

To obtain SDS, get them from the manufacturer.

  1. They may be sent with the chemical order (paper copy or e-mail attachment).
  2. Otherwise, go to the manufacturer’s website and download it or request a copy.

What are the requirements for EU safety data sheets?

Regulation (EU) 2020/878: Revised Requirements for EU Safety Data Sheets Little Pro on 2020-07-01 Views: 6636 On 25 Jun 2020, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2020/878 amending the annex II of REACH regulation. The annex II of REACH regulation sets the content and format requirements for chemical safety data sheets in the EU.

What are the aims of the REACH Regulation?

REACH regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the European Union through classification and labelling of chemicals.

Where to find ECHA guidance on safety data sheets?

The ECHA guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets has been updated to reflect the changes from this revision and is available at the following link

What do you need to know about echas SDS?

ECHAs SDS checklist. This checklist was developed to assist inspectors however it can also be a useful guide for suppliers and recipients of SDSs. For further information on safety data sheets, please see our information sheet publication. Submission completed, thank you!