28/29 January 2020
SDSs are an important element of hazard communication and provide a mechanism for transmitting safety information on classified substances and mixtures, and certain non-classified substances and mixtures, including information from the relevant chemical safety report(s) down the supply chain to the immediate downstream user(s).
The Commission has adopted a Regulation amending the REACH Annexes relevant for SDS – Annex II and, to a lesser extent, Annex VI. The revision brings the SDS requirements into line with the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008) and with the guidance on the preparation of SDSs as laid down in the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) of the United Nations.
More information: Review of Annexes
Source: The Press release is taken from the European Commission Enterprise and Industry Chemicals Webpage