Is there a need for (M)SDS updates?

Yes, there really is.

In reality, a good (Material) Safety Data Sheet is not older than two years. The (Material) Safety Data Sheet must be regularly revised or changed and supplemented.

Reasons for changing a (Material) Safety Data Sheet may be:

  • changes in the legislation, which stipulates the content and form of a (M)SDS,
  • recipe changes (new composition), which can lead to a different product classification,
  • changes in the classification of individual substances in the product, which can lead to a different product classification,
  • new discoveries about handling the dangerous substance,
  • new results from animal testing and testing in the aquatic environment (toxicological and ecological data),
  • new workplace exposure limits,
  • new definition of the proper protective equipment,
  • ADR novelties (dangerous goods transport).

(M)SDSs are subject of many changes all the time. Literally. In the last 6 years, there have been 5 changes in CLP legislation. What’s more, three more are being announced and prepared as we speak. Now you know that (M)SDSs were never static documents. That was just a myth.

Further reading:

Why do I have to pay for minimum of 2 years?

How do I create (M)SDS?

What happens with (M)SDS after 2 years?

How am I charged for create and order (M)SDS services?

Can I test your (M)SDS service first?

The difference between create and order (M)SDS