Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Services for CLP Regulation Compliance
Intertek offers its customers end-to-end solutions for authoring and updating safety data sheets for CLP Regulation compliance.
The European Union’s CLP Regulation (EC No 1272/2008) came into force on January 20, 2009 and concerns the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. The CLP Regulation incorporates the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals criteria and also compliments the EU REACH Regulation.
The EU CLP Regulation requirements for safety data sheets are being phased in:
- December 1, 2010: Safety data sheets (SDS) for substances must use the first revision to REACH Annex II after this date. Safety data sheets for new mixtures must use the first revision to REACH Annex II after this date.
- December 1, 2012: Safety data sheets (SDS) for all mixtures must use the first revision to REACH Annex II. The SDS for substances that are 'on the shelf' must be re-issued with one in accordance with the first revision of Annex II.
- June 1, 2015: Safety data sheets (SDS) for all substances and mixtures must use the second revision to REACH Annex II
- June 1, 2017: Safety data sheets (SDS) for mixtures 'on the shelf' must be re-issued with one in accordance with the second revision of Annex II.
Manufacturers, importers, distributors, and downstream users must make sure their current and future safety data sheets for substances, preparations, and mixtures comply with the CLP Regulation and REACH Regulation (1907/2006/EC) SDS requirements to keep their products on the EU market.
CLP Regulation Safety Data Sheet Services
Intertek’s team of global experts can help your company and its supply chain effectively and efficiently ensure your Safety Data Sheets are CLP compliant. Our services include:
- Review of current Safety Data Sheet against CLP Regulation requirements
- Collection of required data:
- Current inventory of Safety Data Sheet
- List of countries of exportation
- Full composition data
- Physico-chemical information (where available)
- Toxicological and environmental properties (where available)
- Full contact details of SDS responsible party (manufacturer, distributor, or importer)
- Classification of substances and/or mixtures to determine labelling and documentation requirements
- Identification of gaps and required changes
- Gap closure for missing data fields
- Conversion of current SDS into CLP compliant format
- Delivery of completed SDS for use and distribution
- Translation into alternative languages as required