Hazard Classification for Supply and Transport in the
EU: We can classify your products for supply in accordance with the
European Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC) and the new EU GHS Classification, Labelling and Packaging
Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), with reference to the EU-harmonised
classifications that are now published as Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. Transport classifications are based on the
relevant modal regulations - ADR (road), IMDG (sea) and ICAO-TI / IATA-DGR
(air). In order to perform classifications, we require a detailed knowledge of product
formulations, which you can provide under the assurance of a non-disclosure
US Regulations: We
can also classify products in accordance with US criteria as contained in
Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 and Consumer Product Safety
Regulations,16 CFR 1500.
SDS / MSDS Authoring
of EU-Compliant SDS / MSDS : As the person responsible for placing products on the EU
market, whether as a manufacturer, importer or distributor, you are obliged to provide EU-compliant Safety Data
Sheets for the following:
All products classified as dangerous.
Preparations not classified as dangerous,
if they contain in an individual concentration of
1 % or more by weight for non-gaseous preparations or
0,2 % or more by volume for gaseous preparations
at least one substance posing health or environmental hazards, or one
substance for which there are Community workplace exposure limits.
We prepare Safety Data Sheets
(MSDS) in accordance with Annex II of the REACH regulation, as amended by
Commission Regulation (EU) No 453/2010. This amendment specifies the
requirements for Safety Data Sheets including the use of subheadings that are
now mandatory. All EU Safety Data Sheets issued after 1st December 2010
must be in accordance with the new requirements.
Safety Data Sheets are
provided in pdf file format to facilitate
distribution via email, CD or the internet.
/ Localization: We can provide SDS translated into different European languages.
This ensures that all official translations as published in the EU Official
Journal are used (i.e. hazard descriptions, risk phrases / hazard
phrases / precautionary statements, SDS section and subsection headings). In addition MSDS are localized for
national occupational exposure limits, and other regional requirements (e.g.
German water hazard classification).
US Regulations: We can classify preparations and create MSDS
to meet US requirements (OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, NFPA and HMIS
ratings, SARA, DOT, state right to know laws, etc.).
Enterprises engaged in the
consignment and transport of dangerous goods under road and rail transport
regulations are obliged to appoint a qualified Dangerous Goods
Safety Adviser (DGSA), once shipments exceed
specified thresholds. The main duties of a DGSA are as follows:
Monitor and advise the
undertaking on compliance with the regulations
Prepare an Annual Report on
the Dangerous Goods activities of the enterprise for each calendar year
Investigate and report on any
accidents or incidents involving the movement of dangerous goods
The appointed DGSA can be
either a suitably qualified in-house employee or an outside consultant.
Enterprises are increasingly opting to employ outside consultants because of
the greater span of experience that is available and the assurance that advice
will be up-to date with the changes in regulations that occur every two years.
DGSA Service: We provide DGSA
services for road transport on a competitive annual contract basis.
Since many journeys are multi-modal we can also provide the advice necessary
to ensure that shipments comply with the additional requirements that apply to
sea or air transport.
Audit Service: If you are
unsure of your obligations or would like an independent review of your
operations, we offer an audit service that examines your activities,
procedures and training records and then reports on your compliance status and
Product Labelling & Packaging
provide advice on product labelling
and packaging to ensure compliance
with the latest requirements of supply and transport regulations. Our
advice will also help you take advantage of exemptions that may be available
under special provisions relating to a particular type of packaging or
The REACH regulation requires
the registration of all chemical substances placed on the EU market by an
enterprise in excess of 1 Ton per annum. The obligation to register under
REACH rests with EU manufacturers of substances and importers who import
substances from outside the EU either in original form or as components of
products. Thus, the REACH regulation will directly affect a much broader
range of enterprises, than would have been previously affected by legislation
governing the registration of new chemical substances. Registration will
involve submission of substantial technical documentation identifying the
hazards and risks associated with each substance. Registrants are
encouraged to cooperate in data sharing and as a prelude to this a
pre-registration window is available from 1st June 2008 to 1st December 2008.
REACH may also indirectly affect downstream users of chemicals as it is
expected that certain chemicals or end uses may not be registered,
particularly where safer alternatives are available.
We can assist you in coming to
the different aspects of REACH so as to ensure the continued existence of your
products on the EU market.
If you wish to prepare for the DGSA vocational training certificate exam
then choose between:
We provide in-house training on
chemical safety and regulatory requirements, customised to client
needs. Training can be tailored as appropriate to address:
SDS Workshop for those who need to classify products according to CLP and
Chemical Safety Awareness Training as required under the Chemical Agents
in the Workplace Legislation for those who work with chemicals.
ADR/IMDG General Awareness Training as specified Chapter 1.3 of ADR and IMDG transport regulations
for those who are involved in the consignment of dangerous goods. This
training is recognised by the Irish Department of Transport as meeting the
training requirements for shore-based personnel under the IMDG Code.