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Highlights on EU-Legislation on Safety Data Sheets
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Legislation for EU Compliant SDS :

- Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP) & Subsequent amendments [V_01.05.2020]

- Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) & Subsequent amendments [V_28.04.2020]

- Regulation (EU) No 2015/830 which text set out in annex replaces : Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, as amended by Article 59(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

Brief Summary

The supplier of a substance or a preparation must provide the recipient of the substance or preparation with a safety data sheet compiled in accordance with the applicable legislation.

That is, in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) [REACH Art. 31, Annex II] as amended by regulation (EU) No 2015/830, and in line with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [Art. 59] which is based on the United Nations' Globally Harmonised System (GHS), such as :

- Where a substance or mixture meets the criteria for classification as hazardous in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008; or

- Where a substance is persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic or very persistent and very bioaccumulative in accordance with the criteria set out in Annex XIII of REACH; or

- Where a substance is included in the list established in accordance with Article 59.1 of REACH for reasons other than those referred to in points above.

Terminology under the EU Legislation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixtures; & REACH
Hazard class :

Means the nature of the physical, health or environmental hazard.

Hazard category :

Means the division of criteria within each hazard class, specifying hazard severity.

Hazard pictogram :

Means a graphical composition that includes a symbol plus other graphic elements, such as a border, background pattern or colour that is intended to convey specific information on the hazard concerned.

Hazard statement :

Means a phrase assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazards of a hazardous substance or mixture, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard.

Signal word :

Means a word that indicates the relative level of severity of hazards to alert the reader to a potential hazard; the following two levels are distinguished:

(a) Danger means a signal word indicating the more severe hazard categories;

(b) Warning means a signal word indicating the less severe hazard categories.

Hazard statement :

Means a phrase assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazards of a hazardous substance or mixture, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard.

Placing on the market :

Means supplying or making available, whether in return for payment or free of charge, to a third party. Import shall be deemed to be placing on the market.

Distributor :

Means any natural or legal person established within the Community, including a retailer, who only stores and places on the market a substance, on its own or in a mixture, for third parties.

Downstream user :

Means any natural or legal person established within the Community, other than the manufacturer or the importer, who uses a substance, either on its own or in a mixture, in the course of his industrial or professional activities. A distributor or a consumer is not a downstream user. A re-importer exempted pursuant to Article 2(7)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 shall be regarded as a downstream user.

Package :

Means the complete product of the packing operation, consisting of the packaging and its contents.

Packaging :

Means one or more receptacles and any other components or materials necessary for the receptacles to perform their containment and other safety functions.

Substance :

Means a chemical element and its compounds in the natural state or obtained by any manufacturing process, including any additive necessary to preserve its stability and any impurity deriving from the process used, but excluding any solvent which may be separated without affecting the stability of the substance or changing its composition.

Mixture :

Means a mixture or solution composed of two or more substances.

Article :

Means an object which during production is given a special shape, surface or design which determines its function to a greater degree than does its chemical composition.

Use :

Means any processing, formulation, consumption, storage, keeping, treatment, filling into containers, transfer from one container to another, mixing, production of an article or any other utilisation.

Alloy :

Means a metallic material, homogeneous on a macroscopic scale, consisting of two or more elements so combined that they cannot be readily separated by mechanical means; alloys are considered to be mixtures for the purposes of this Regulation.


Means the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

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  • ¤ Safety Data Sheets are generated via fine-tuned world-class automation system, in compliance with the format described in Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) as amended by regulation (EU) No 453/2010
  • ¤ All substances classified in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP)
  • ¤ Default language: A selection of 26+ most common languages, along with derived dialects
  • ¤ Note:
    • • In accordance with REACH Article 31(5), Safety Data Sheets must be supplied in the official language of the Member State(s) where the product is placed on the market
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  • ¤ Any previously generated Safety Data Sheets can be quickly and effectively, translated/mapped to any 26+ target languages upon request
  • ¤ Professional translation services are called in for unusual language requests
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