Definition of safety data sheet

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Short definition of safety data sheet

A safety data sheet is a document created for substances or mixtures containing a wide range of information on the composition, physical, chemical, health and environmental effects of the substance or mixture and on the safe usage, storage and disposal of the products.

The knowledge of these information makes it possible for users or employers to take any measures which maintain the human, environmental and occupational safety.


Definition of safety data sheet in a broader sense

The content and form requirements of a safety data sheet are defined in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (currently: Regulation (EU) 2015/830)
In any case we talk about a safety data sheet, we mean a document containing those form and content elements defined by the relevant regulation.

When we refer to a document as a safety data sheet, the auditing authority will also check if our document complies with the above content and form specifications.


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