SAFETY DATA SHEETS – TECHNICAL DETAILS AND PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FORMULATORS

TS code: AM-TS1

OVERVIEW
The lecture discusses in detail all 16 sections of the safety data sheet and the rules for their preparation in accordance with Annex II to REACH, as well as the exposure scenario as part of the extended safety data sheet.
The information provided is particularly addressed to formulators of chemical mixtures, who independently creating safety data sheets, to communicate relevant information to both suppliers and customers .
Knowledge of the principles of preparing SDS is important for formulators because they must provide adequate information to their clients to enable safe use of the mixture.
The lecture provides rules for placing substances in a mixture in section 3.2 of the safety data sheet, together with examples.
The basic information on SDS are provided in ChemSM-HUB BM-L-TS3.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The aim of the lecture is to introduce trainees to safety data sheet and exposure scenario.
The lecture is supplemented with exercises (see AM-E-TS1).
After completing this training session (the lecture and the exercises) trainees should:
understand technical details of individual sections of SDS;
understand practical examples of individual sections of SDS;
know how to develop individual sections of SDS;
know what an extended SDS is;
become familiar with exposure scenarios as elements of extended SDS;
read, evaluate and implement extended SDS;
learn how to improve and standardize communication in the supply chain.

The lecture has been developed for formulators (counted to DU), who produce mixtures and usually supply them further down the supply chain (DU working in industrial and professional sector) or directly to consumers. The formulator has a key role to play in strengthening the safe use of chemicals by communicating relevant information to both suppliers and customers through a properly created SDS.

CONTENTS

  1. Detailed discussion of individual sections of SDS
    1.1. Section 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and company/undertaking
    1.2. Section 2: Hazards identification
    1.3. Section 3: Composition/information on ingredients
    1.4. Section 4: First-aid measures
    1.5. Section 5: Fire-fighting measures
    1.6. Section 6: Accidental release measures
    1.7. Section 7: Handling and storage
    1.8. Section 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
    1.9. Section 9: Physical and chemical properties
    1.10. Section 10: Stability and reactivity
    1.11. Section 11: Toxicological information
    1.12. Section 12: Ecological information
    1.13. Section 13: Disposal considerations
    1.14. Section 14: Transport information
    1.15. Section 15: Regulatory information
    1.16. Section 16: Other information
  2. Extended SDS and exposure scenario (ES)