Safety data sheets (SDS) are a major requirement when dealing with dangerous substances and mixtures. Following the adoption of (EC) Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, commonly known as REACH, and (EC) Regulation No. 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP), they contain all relevant information on a product’s identity, hazards and safe use.
A SDS should be provided by any supplier (manufacturer, importer, or distributor) no later than the date of first market supply, free of charge, in the official language of the EU member states where the product is to be placed onto the market. It must be fully compliant with the Annex II format of REACH (16 sections and 63 subsections). It should also be updated when any significant change occurs.
SGS safety data sheets support
We offer a broad range of SDS management services that utilize our considerable professional experience of working with European regulations. We hold dedicated software applications and comprehensive expert databases, allowing us to help you comply with applicable laws.
Our one-stop-solution for organizations requiring SDS include:
- Authoring new SDS, including laboratory testing if required
- Translation services, in multiple languages
In addition, our experience of working with hazardous substances means we also offer complementing chemical services, including:
- Notification to national anti-poison centers
- Product labeling
- Notification and registration of detergents & biocides
- Reach consultancy and registrations
- Training sessions
- Overall (risk) management of banned/restricted substances (i.e. SVHC, IMDS)
- 24/7/365 emergency response services
Covering non-EU regulations
Our global network of experts can provide comprehensive assistance for companies marketing in other regulated regions, such as North and South America, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific.
Why Choose SGS?
With more than 6,500 environmental specialists, operating from a global network of accredited laboratories, we offer professional, comprehensive, but modular solutions, to help you properly manage your products safely and in compliance with relevant regulations.
To learn more about safety data sheets support, contact your local SGS office.