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Hazard Classification

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 agreement.

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

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. 

Language Translation / 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 statements, safety 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.).

DGSA Services

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 obligations.

Product Labelling & Packaging Advice

We 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 transport mode.

REACH Compliance

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 terms with the different aspects of REACH so as to ensure the continued existence of your products on the EU market.

Training

DGSA Courses

If you wish to prepare for the DGSA vocational training certificate exam then choose between:

In-house Training

We provide in-house training on chemical safety and regulatory requirements, customised to client needs.  Training can be tailored as appropriate to address:

  • CLP SDS Workshop for those who need to classify products according to CLP and prepare SDS

  • General 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.

 


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