The Annex II of EU Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) has mandated what information should and could be included in each section of the SDS. This annex II is ammended by the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 2020/878.

All SDS shall meet the latest requirements of REACH regulation.

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.  A three column reference document  compares Annex II as amended from 1 December 2010 onwards, with the relevant text of the GHS and with the original version of Annex II.

The safety data sheet shall include the following 16 headings 

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking       

1.1. Product identifier    

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against          

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet         

1.4. Emergency telephone number        

SECTION 2: Hazards identification         

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture    

2.2. Label elements      

2.3. Other hazards        

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients       

3.1. Substances

3.2. Mixtures    

SECTION 4: First aid measures  

4.1. Description of first aid measures     

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed         

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed 

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures         

5.1. Extinguishing media

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture         

5.3. Advice for firefighters         

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures           

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures        

6.2. Environmental precautions  

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up         

6.4. Reference to other sections

SECTION 7: Handling and storage          

7.1. Precautions for safe handling          

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities    

7.3. Specific end use(s) 

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection         

8.1. Control parameters

8.2. Exposure controls  

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties     

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties         

9.2. Other information   

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity      

10.1. Reactivity

10.2. Chemical stability 

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions  

10.4. Conditions to avoid           

10.5. Incompatible materials     

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

SECTION 11: Toxicological information   

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

SECTION 12: Ecological information       

12.1. Toxicity   

12.2. Persistence and degradability        

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential 

12.4. Mobility in soil      

12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment         

12.6. Other adverse effects       

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations     

13.1. Waste treatment methods 

SECTION 14: Transport information       

14.1. UN number          

14.2. UN proper shipping name  

14.3. Transport hazard class(es)

14.4. Packing group      

14.5. Environmental hazards     

14.6. Special precautions for user          

14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of Marpol and the IBC Code

SECTION 15: Regulatory information     

15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture          

15.2. Chemical safety assessment         

SECTION 16: Other information

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