REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 is also linked to legislation in the workplace and therefore companies have an obligation to assess risks and ensure that workers are protected based on the information provided on labels and safety data sheet (SDS). In the EU, the safety data sheets specified in Article 31 of the REACH Regulation are legally necessary for chemical products.
The SDS must include control parameters of the prevention measures in the workplace that are the occupational exposure limit values (OEL) for the substance, mixtures, as well as for air pollutants that are expected to be formed during use. In addition, when a chemical safety report (CSR) is required, the relevant DNELs and PNECs for exposure scenarios in the SDS will be detailed from this report.
From Azierta, we can help you assess the risks of your substances and ensure that workers are protected according to the REACH regulation.
Even without the need to comply with regulatory requirements, Risk Assessment is an essential part of responsible care during the production, supply or use of any chemical material.
A basic risk assessment will help determine which conditions to avoid or which protective equipment to recommend in order to comply with legal requirements for handling chemicals (communication or risk to customers, protection of workers and minimal impact on the environment through loss or accident).
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are themselves a product of a risk assessment, as they describe how to reduce exposure according to the known properties of the material. According to REACH, the SDS should take into account the elements of the CSR.
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