Improving the workability and quality of extended Safety Data Sheets

Date: 18 December 2018

In the course of the recent meeting of the competent authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) the member states, the Commission, ECHA and stakeholders discussed how to improve the workability and quality of extended Safety Data Sheets.
The Safety Data Sheet is a mandatory tool for suppliers of hazardous chemicals (substances and mixtures) to provide the users with safety-relevant information. For substances that require a Chemical Safety Report to accompany the registration dossier, the corresponding Exposure Scenarios (ESs) extend the traditional Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to an extended SDS (eSDS), with information on use- or task-specific conditions of safe use.
ECHA has identified a number of root causes that affect the workability and quality of the extended safety data sheet.