For a limited time only, NCEC is offering a free safety data sheet (SDS) check to the first 10 organisations* that apply.
SDSs play a vital role in communicating hazard information throughout the supply chain. It is the duty of each actor in the supply chain of a hazardous substance or mixture to supply a compliant and up to date SDS. The information contained within the SDS is used by the end user to carry out their risk assessment, so it is important that the safe use information is accurate and up to date.
The legislation governing the supply of hazardous substances and mixtures is constantly changing. Annex II of EU REACH Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/878 came into force on 1 January 2021 and outlines the content and format that all EU SDSs authored after 1 January 2021 must follow. You can read a breakdown of all the changes that EU REACH introduced here.
All companies manufacturing or placing products on the EU market must comply with new Annex II requirements. Therefore, all EU SDSs authored after 1 January 2021 will need to comply with the new amendments. Any SDSs that were compiled according to the old Annex II requirements will have to be rewritten to comply with the updated requirements by 31 December 2022.
NCEC recommends that SDSs are checked and updated every two years in order to ensure that the product and its ingredients are classified correctly, based on the most up to date information, and that the rest of the content of the SDS is accurate and compliant with the legislation. NCEC’s SDS authoring team is offering a compliance check for one of your existing SDSs. The check will include:
- Ensuring the ingredient classifications are up to date based on the most recent data available.
- Assessing the overall classification of the product.
- Ensuring that the SDS is compliant with the relevant labelling and SDS legislation.
To request your free SDS check, please fill in the form on the right hand side.
*Please note, you can only register for the service if you have not previously purchased it from NCEC. You can read the full Terms and Conditions here.