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New safety data sheets are coming in 2023 according to Regulation 2020/878

As of January 1, 2023, all safety data sheets must be issued in accordance with the new format as determined by Regulation 878/2020. (This modifies Annex II of the REACH regulation and provides legal requirements for material safety data sheets).

If you've been putting it off until now, that's completely normal.

In fact, January 1, 2023, marks the end of 2-year transition period that was determined in the Annex II to Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 (REACH). During this time, the updating of safety data sheets according to the new format was voluntary.

The exception applies to safety data sheets that were:

  • already issued,
  • updated in accordance with Article 31.9, and
  • updated with UFI code.

Let me just briefly remind you that the CLP Regulation sets new requirements for the UFI code for mixtures. In Annex II to the REACH regulation, you can also find information on where to insert this UFI code in the safety data sheets. You can read more about the UFI code and PCN notifications here.

However, the purpose of today's post is not to go over in detail through all the changes introduced by Regulation 2020/878 to the new safety data sheet. It's more of a friendly reminder of one more thing to put on your to-do list. And to offer you, our help.

How can we help if you don't have enough time or energy?

I have two good news for you.

First, if you already have a Chemius Expert service you already have this latest change included in the service – without any additional cost, or wasting of your precious time. Your safety data sheets will be adjusted accordingly by the end of the year.

And secondly, even if you don't have Chemius Expert services, we can help you. We will have a fully prepared and supported new form of safety data sheet by December 19th, 2022. And we’re able to help you quickly and efficiently without you loosing too much of your time.

If you need our help, just write to us. It doesn't cost you anything at all, but it can save you a lot of expense and unnecessary headache.

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SDS | December 13, 2022

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