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.
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