MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet
What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that contains information on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) and how to work safely with the chemical product. It is an essential starting point for the development of a complete health and safety program. It also contains information on the use, storage, handling and emergency procedures all related to the hazards of the material. The MSDS contains much more information about the material than the label. MSDSs are prepared by the supplier or manufacturer of the material. It is intended to tell what the hazards of the product are, how to use the product safely, what to expect if the recommendations are not followed, what to do if accidents occur, how to recognize symptoms of overexposure, and what to do if such incidents occur.
What information is on the MSDS?
There are nine (9) categories of information that present on an MSDS. These categories are specified in the Controlled Products Regulations and include:
- Product Information: product identifier (name), manufacturer and suppliers names, addresses, and emergency phone numbers
- Hazardous Ingredients
- Physical Data
- Fire or Explosion Hazard Data
- Reactivity Data: information on the chemical instability of a product and the substances it may react with
- Toxicological Properties: health effects
- Preventive Measures
- First Aid Measures
- Preparation Information: who is responsible for preparation and date of preparation of MSDS
The Controlled Products Regulations prescribes what information must be present in more detail.
Pro Danışmanlık services for MSDS:
Our experts define the products potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) and how to work safely with the chemical product and prepare material safety data sheets based on information on composition, physical and chemical characteristics, toxicological and ecotoxicological effects. We prepare and translate MSDS considering the legislation of the EU as well as the national regulations.
Your company is launching a chemical product into a market, such as a cleaner or a cosmetic. A vital part of the pre-launch process is ensuring your product will meet comply with all legislation for that market.
MSDS translations and adaptations.
We translate safety data sheets into the language your business need require, considering local regulations. Our experts prepare MSDS documents according to national legislation. Direct translation of the documents is rarely sufficient. It is a common experience that modifications in format and contents of the original safety data sheet are necessary. We preparing MSDSs in which the languages you want. Professional proof-reading of MSDSs prepared with software.
Pro Danışmanlık authoring services supplies customers with preparing MSDS sheets that are in compliance with regulations from the following countries: Turkey (TR), (European Union Nations, EU) European Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (EINECS), United States (USA) TSCA, Canadian (CA) DSL and Other inventory lists: ENCS (Japan), Korea, Australia, China (Draft), PICCS (Philippines), Japan (ENCS). Other countries are included as required by the customer.
Interpretation of information and data indicated in the material safety data sheet Professional consultation on MSDS preparation Obligations accompanied by the submission of material safety data sheets to the permit-granting institution in charge. Relevant legislation, national and European Union regulations Registration, REACH Chemical safety related general information.
The communication requirements of REACH ensure that not only manufacturers and importers but also their downstream users have enough information to use chemical substances safely.
Note: Pro Danışmanlık provide support for the provision or execution that in International English / Italian / Bulgarian / Korean languages by the necessary documents and process for foreign companies.