Descriptor-list for sectors of use (SU)
The 16 section of the MSDS
Safety data sheet
is a document regarding the identification, hazards, handling, storage, transportation, waste disposal and the safe work conditions of a given chemical substance/mixture.
The requirements for the format and content of the safety data sheet is available in Annex II of Regulation 1907/2006/EC in compliance with Article 31 of the regulation.
In case of mixtures, this Annex will be modified by CLP regulation (1272/2008/EC) on 1 June 2015, therefore the safety data sheets must be modified and paralel with the labelling and the packaging of the substances as well.
It is not necessary to prepare a safety data sheet
for hazardous chemical products which are sold to the general public, if sufficient and relevant information is provided for the users to perform the necessary precautionary measures, except, if the downstream user or distributor requests it.
With the background materials published on our website we would like to facilitate the better understanding of the regulations on safety data sheets, and we publish such useful guidance which can provide help during the compilation or translation of safety data sheets.