Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a well-established and efficient mechanism for transmitting appropriate safety information along the supply chain of substances and mixtures that are submitted to specific criteria for their classification.
    SDS is a document drawn up in accordance with Article 31 and Annex II of REACH Regulation, as amended by Regulation (EU) No. 453/2010: its aim is providing comprehensive information on a substance or mixture used in a professional or industrial environment, to prevent and control environmental risks for health and safety and to adopt all the necessary precautions.

    The initial requirements of REACH have been further adapted in accordance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and the implementation of CLP.
    REACH sets out specific criteria for cases in which the provision of an SDS is required for a substance or mixture and define the cases in which this safety data sheet is supplemented by an exposure scenario.

    The Exposure Scenario is the set of conditions, including operational measures and risk management, which describes how the substance is manufactured or used during its life and how manufacturer or importer controls exposure for humans and for the environment.

      

    Useful links

    Regulations http://echa.europa.eu/regulations
    http://echa.europa.eu/guidance-documents/guidance-on-reach
    http://echa.europa.eu/support/guidance-on-reach-and-clp-implementation/guidance-in-a-nutshell
    Databases http://esis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
    http://echa.europa.eu/it/information-on-chemicals