Hazard Classification & SDS Authoring
Hazard Classification for Supply and Transport in the EU: We classify your products for supply in accordance with the EU GHS Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), with reference to the EU-harmonised classifications that are now published as Annex VI to this Regulation. Transport classifications are based on the relevant modal regulations – ADR (road), IMDG (sea) and ICAO-TI / IATA-DGR (air). In order to perform classifications, we require a detailed knowledge of product formulations, which you can provide under the assurance of a non-disclosure agreement.
US Regulations: We can also classify products in accordance with US GHS criteria as contained in Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 and Consumer Product Safety Regulations,16 CFR 1500.
Authoring of EU-Compliant SDS: As the person responsible for placing products on the EU market, whether as a manufacturer, importer or distributor, you are obliged to provide EU-compliant Safety Data Sheets for the following:
All products classified as dangerous.
Preparations not classified as dangerous, if they contain in an individual concentration of
– 1 % or more by weight for non-gaseous preparations or
– 0,2 % or more by volume for gaseous preparations
at least one substance posing health or environmental hazards, or one substance for which there are Community workplace exposure limits.
We prepare Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in accordance with Annex II of the REACH regulation, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/830. This amendment specifies the requirements for Safety Data Sheets including the use of subheadings that are now mandatory. All EU Safety Data Sheets issued after 1st June 2015 must be in accordance with these requirements, while previous versions of safety data sheets had to be updated by 31st May 2017.
Safety Data Sheets are provided in pdf file format to facilitate distribution via email, CD or the internet.
Language Translation / Localization:
We can provide SDS translated into different European languages. This ensures that all official translations as published in the EU Official Journal are used (i.e. hazard descriptions, risk phrases / hazard statements, safety phrases / precautionary statements, SDS section and subsection headings). In addition SDS are localized for national occupational exposure limits, and other regional requirements (e.g. German water hazard classification).
We can classify preparations and create SDS to meet US requirements (OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, NFPA and HMIS ratings, SARA, DOT, state right to know laws, etc.).