Consultation on the updated requirements for the compilation of SDS

Posted by Selerant EHS on 31/10/2019

Annex II to REACH: requirements for the compilation of SDS

Annex II represents one of the most significative parts of regulation 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation). It sets out the requirements that each supplier must fulfil for the compilation of a safety data sheets for a substance or a mixture in accordance with Article 31. Annex II provides important information on how to fill out every section and subsection of the SDS in compliance with REACH Regulation.

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Topics: Europe, Safety Data Sheets Authoring, GHS Compliance

Update on Annex VIII to CLP

Posted by Selerant EHS on 25/09/2019

Annex VIII: what does it bring to the table?

According to Article 45 of CLP regulation, importers and downstream users who put hazardous mixtures on the market must notify relevant information concerning emergency health response. This piece of information must be transmitted to the appointed bodies.

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Topics: Europe

Update of GHS Brazil

Posted by Selerant EHS on 25/09/2019

GHS Brazil: What’s new?

On June 13th 2019, the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) published an update of the ABNT NBR 14725 – 2 standard, regarding the hazards classification of chemical substances according to GHS.

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Topics: Latin America

Directive 2019/983: new European occupational exposure limit values

Posted by Selerant EHS on 2/08/2019

Directive 2019/983: what’s new?

On June 5th 2019 the European Directive 2019/983 has been published. This directive updates Annex III Directive 2004/37/CE, containing the occupational exposure limit values by adding new entries.

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Topics: Europe

New SVHC substances added to the Candidate List

Posted by Selerant EHS on 2/08/2019

What substances have been added to the Candidate List?

ECHA, on request of the European Commission or a Member State, may propose a substance to be identified as of very high concern (SVHC).

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Topics: Europe

Updated Japan GHS

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/07/2019

Two standards update the Japanese implementation of GHS

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Meti and MHLW) published two new standards that take place of the previous GHS implementation rules. These standards update the Japanese GHS implementation to the sixth UN GHS revision. Standard JIS Z 7252 updates classification criteria, while standard JIS Z 7253 concerns the redaction of SDSs.

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Topics: Asia

UFI generation module is available

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/07/2019

The UFI code, introduced by CLP Annex VIII, is a labelling element that links a specific hazardous mixture to its specific data that has been notified to the EU Poison Centres database. Therefore, every company that places hazardous mixtures on the market will have to generate their own UFI codes, so that they can be included in the EU Poison Centres notifications for their products and then be included in the hazardous products' label.

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Topics: Hazard Labeling, GHS Compliance

Regulation EU 2019/957 has been published, brings changes to restrictions of REACH Annex XVII

Posted by Selerant EHS on 3/07/2019

The importance of restrictions

Restrictions are a tool for protecting human health and the environment from unacceptable risks that come with some hazardous chemical substances. Restrictions, described in Annex XVII of Regulation EC n° 1907/2006 (REACH), can limit or forbid the production, use or placing on the market of a specific substance. Restrictions to which a substance or mixture is subject must be specified in the 15th section of the SDS.

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Topics: Europe

The new ECHA portal for poison centre notification is online

Posted by Selerant EHS on 6/06/2019

Annex VIII of CLP: what does it entail?

According to article 45 of the CLP Regulation, importers and downstream users who place hazardous mixtures on the market shall submit relevant info to appointed bodies, in order to allow the proper management of emergencies.

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Topics: Europe

Labelling hazardous chemicals in compliance with CLP

Posted by Selerant EHS on 6/06/2019

Labelling is a process aimed at communicating hazard to downstream users and consumers. It is a relevant activity for distributors, manufacturers and importers. In EU, this happens in accordance with the CLP regulation.

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Topics: Hazard Labeling

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