ADACT provides specialist compliance services for companies requiring new Safety Data Sheets (SDS), previously known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Our services are REACH compliant and include:
- Reviewing current Safety Data Sheet against REACH regulation requirements.
- Identification of any issues and required changes.
- Converting current SDS into a REACH compliant format.
- Completion of SDS for current products.
- Translating SDS into additional languages as necessary.
Not all companies who provide safety data sheets are REACH compliant, so it’s worth checking that your sheets meet the latest legislation.
Registration, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
The European Union’s complex REACH (Registration, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals – 1907/2006/EC) regulation was implemented to control and limit the use of hazardous substances in the EU market, with the aim of protecting human health and the environment.
One component of the REACH Regulation is the requirement for NEW updated safety data sheets (SDS), introduced in early 2019. These documents are intended to communicate to the entire supply chain the physical and chemical hazards, labelling requirements, storage and transport, and procedures for safe use of products. Annex II of the REACH Regulation provides the detailed requirements and format for safety data sheets for substances and mixtures.
SDS should ideally be provided before or at the time of first delivery of the substance or mixture. If new information on hazards or risk management measures becomes available, the safety data sheet should be updated accordingly and without delay. Manufacturers, importers, distributors, and downstream users must make sure their current and future safety data sheets for substances and mixtures comply with the REACH Regulation (1907/2006/EC) to keep their products on the EU market.
UK Poison Rules – NEW safety data sheets requirement
Any company selling e-liquids and short-fills in the UK must notify the National Poisons Information Service(NPIS) about their products and provide the new Safety Data Sheets, introduced in 2019.
In December 2018, there was a charge to Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) for nicotine and the information contained in SDS also altered. If companies have MSDS that pre-dates this, NEW updated SDS will be required.
To comply, companies must send a list of their products and SDS for each SKU to the NPIS at email@example.com.
ADACT can help your company and its’ supply chain effectively and efficiently ensure your Safety Data Sheets are REACH compliant. Give us a call today to order NEW updated data sheets on +44(0)7980 599475, +44 (0)1302 986 088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org