Regulations for Safety Data Sheets

Regulations for Safety Data Sheets

Published February 22, 2019

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Safety data sheets (SDS’s) provide critical information on chemicals, describing the hazards they present, and give information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case an accident or incident occurs.

In accordance with the REACH Regulation (Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006), a safety data sheet (SDS) should be provided with any hazardous chemical.

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Chemical Classification


All hazardous chemicals (substances and mixtures) placed on the market must be classified, labelled and packaged according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 since 1st June 2015.

It is not enough to have a safety data sheet, you must have the relevant safety data sheet compliant for your geographical region.

A compliant SDS should have the following in the EU and America.

  • Sixteen sections
  • Classified and labelled under GHS/CLP
  • In the language of the market where the product is being positioned

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Chemical Manager


The Chemical Manager team source the safety data sheets for your region, allowing your team to ascertain the correct regional safety data sheet information to ensure you are compliant and staff members can access relevant chemical information when required.

Did you know you can use Chemical Manager to identify compliance with regulations associated with your safety data sheets? There is also a a multi-lingual service to assist with translating SDS to the specific location that your product is to be placed.

At Chemical Manager we are building a database of the regulations listed on your safety data sheets, so you can see at a quick glance if you have a compliant safety data sheet for your region.





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