In the last two months, I have reviewed 118 Safety Data Sheets to determine if they comply with Regulation 878/2020 or current legislation.
I have found that some errors are repeated consistently - here are the 6 most common mistakes:
- Safety Data Sheets do not contain information on the presence of endocrine disruptors (Sections 2.3, 11, 12).
- They do not include specific limit concentrations, ATE values, M factors for individual substances in Section 3.2.
- Inconsistent/insufficient Section 9 (e.g. no information on particle properties).
- Inadequate chapter and subchapter titles in Section 11 and 12.
- Inappropriate Section 14 (No "Bulk transport by sea in accordance with IMO instruments" section).
- Very often, Safety Data Sheets are not compliant with Slovenian legislation. Section 8 does not specify current Slovenian standards for personal protective equipment and Slovenian limit values for occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Let these 6 points be your basic checklist for reviewing new or recently received safety data sheets.
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