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Monitoring of REACH registration and authorisation dossiers to be toughened in 2019

The Forum has been planning projects of harsher monitoring for REACH registration and authorisation dossiers in 2019. It has also been decided that the Forum will team up with accredited stakeholders to improve the quality of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). In this article, EcoMundo pinpoints the changes to come.


What is GHS?

GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) is a system introduced by the United Nations that defines the classification of hazards of chemical products and communication of health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets (SDS). Numerous countries have regulatory systems on chemicals. On an international market, the differences in the content may cause inconsistency of protection due to the widespread of use of chemical substances and mixtures.


Software: the least expensive solution to translate my MSDS!

REACH requires you to provide a MSDS into the language of the country of use of the substance or mixture. To translate such a document may be complex: what are the means to correlate efficiency and compliance? Are there translation means that are specifically adapted to MSDSs? Are there European standards for MSDS translation? EcoMundo takes stock of the situation.


WHMIS 2015 aligns with GHS

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) is the Canada’s national hazard communication standard. The key components of WHMIS include Hazard classification, labeling, safety data sheets and worker education and training programs. The aim of this system is to give Canadian workers a uniform and appropriate quantity and quality of information about hazardous materials used in their various workplaces. WHMIS is also known as SIMDUT (Système d’Information sur les Matières Dangereuses Utilisées au Travail) in French.


E-Safety Data Sheets: How to comply?

This practical guide is designed for downstream users who receive Extended Safety Data Sheets by their suppliers. If you use dangerous substances registered under RECAH frame, your suppliers must provide you, in most cases, e-SDSs where exposure scenarios are included. To know what to do when receiving e-SDSs in order to be compliant with REACH, please follow the guide!