REACH and CLP
Updates Required for EU SDSs and Labels
In the context of the CLP, a Safety Data Sheet may require an update when a substance or mixture has been classified, labeled and packaged according to CLP (which had previously been classified according to DSD/DPD), new knowledge on hazards becomes available, or substances or mixtures which were not classified under the DSD and DPD are now classified as hazardous or contain one or more component substances classified as hazardous for health or environmental effects above the specified threshold of greater than or equal to 1% by weight for non-gaseous mixtures and greater than or equal to 0.2% by volume for gaseous mixtures.
As for labels, suppliers must label and package their substances and mixtures in accordance with the provisions of the CLP Regulation before they are placed on the EU market. Earlier this month, ECHA issued a guidance document on the labeling and packaging requirements set out in the CLP Regulation, specifically on:
– What aspects to consider when estimating the label size needed,
– What types of supplemental information are possible, and where to place this information
on the label
– The conditions for small packaging exemptions
– The interaction between CLP and the transport labeling rules, and
– How to select the most appropriate set of precautionary statements for the label
Questions on your SDSs and labels? Contact SDSpro Regulatory Services today for assistance with your compliance requirements.
Compliant SDSs EVERY Year – GUARANTEED!
Borrowing a well-known saying from American author and professor of biochemistry Isaac Asimov, “the only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor” in determining whether a manufacturer SDS is compliant with the chemical regulations for a given country. Through the SDScompliance Services program, all SDSs and labels authored by SDSpro Regulatory Services are reviewed annually at the SUBSTANCE level to ensure compliance with new regulations, new classifications and specific country requirements.
Labeling and Safety Data Sheets
Prior to shipping substances or mixtures to the European Union, a supplier/chemical manufacturer must label its products in accordance with CLP rules. The supplier must also provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to its industrial customers whenever hazardous substances and mixtures are involved. SDSs are required for substances assessed to be PBTs (Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic) or vPvBs (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative), for substances included in the candidate list for potential inclusion in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation, as well as for mixtures containing any of these substances.
According to CLP rules, a substance or mixture contained in packaging should be labeled
• When the substance is classified as hazardous, or
• When the mixture contains one or more substances classified as hazardous above a certain threshold.
The CLP Regulation defines the content of the label and the way the various labeling elements should be organized. LEARN MORE
SDSpro offers a variety of products, software and services that take the hassle out of SDS Management and Chemical Inventory Management, while still meeting regulatory and compliance standards. If you have any other questions about SDSpro, to include our products, compliance, data entry or other issues we may assist you with, please visit our FAQ section.
Try SDSpro FREE for 60 days.
Which version is right for you?
What Clients Are Saying
My positive experience with SDSpro can be summed up by the word “simplicity”. The program is easy to setup, utilize, and pull information from. We use a LAN and the SDSpro software works seamlessly producing high quality documents.
SDSpro’s customer focus is evident and present throughout the entire process – from initial concept and sales discussions to implementation meetings, data entry, training and tech support have all been great. When help and support is needed, I am always sure to get a quick and effective response.
After researching other SDS-managing software systems, SDSpro offered the easiest, most efficient, and comprehensive managing system and was much more reasonable in price. Not only am I more than satisfied with the software, but the people have been accessible, helpful, and friendly. When I purchased SDSpro, I also bought into a team who cared about my success.
Once I saw your program, I told the other team members that this was the product to use, hands-down. Installation only took thirty minutes, as opposed to almost two hours for the others. Your program is also the only one that we came across that allowed us to use any type of scanner to import our own MSDS sheets. I think you have an awesome product.
Northwest Aluminum Company has evaluated over 10 competitive MSDS packages. We found that MSDSpro has everything we needed, it was easy to train users and the Enterprise networking solution is the easiest to implement that we have found. It doesn’t take a computer “geek” or rocket scientist to implement MSDSpro. We are very satisfied.
I can tell you that having the MDC/scanner is a blessing! For what it is designed for, in general, the MDC/Laser Barcode Scanner is a great tool to have. The device is user-friendly (simple to use), handy (not bulky), it has great storage capability, a time-saving device etc. I highly recommend this product!
The SDSpro team was extremely helpful, professional and knowledgeable (along with being very positive and cheerful) in their field. I can only say great things about this team and their completion of this particular task and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a chemical audit solution.
The Onsite Chemical Inventory Assessment Service is highly functional, technologically advanced and consistently exceeds our expectations! Their inventory team carefully executed physical and chemical audits to ensure we meet OSHA’s Right-to-Know Act in a cost-effective and efficient manner. We highly recommend SDSpro.
Our experience with the MSDSpro software to date has been great. MSDSpro is user friendly, especially for the end users, and provides us an excellent vehicle for MSDS management. We have received excellent technical support from MSDSpro, and would recommend this product to anyone considering MSDS management software.