WHAT IS SAFETY DATA SHEET?
Safety Data Sheets, which are an indispensable document in order to minimize the negative effects that may occur on human health and the environment, are known as the recipe for any substance or mixture used by businesses.
It has an internationally accepted format; there are 16 main and 48 sub-headings for the subjected chemical like as hazard definition, content, first aid measures, firefighting, precautions against accidental spread, disposal, and transportation information.
WHO HAS THE OBLIGATION TO PREPARE SDS?
SDSs of domestically produced chemicals must be prepared or to be prepared to a company has competence by the manufacturer. For an imported chemical, the importer must obtain chemical’s SDS before placing the chemical on the market.
IN WHICH LANGUAGE SHOULD THE SDS BE Prepared?
The chemical manufacturer is obliged to provide the Turkish Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the transmission of appropriate safety information to the users of the chemicals it has placed on the market. Material Safety Data Sheets provided in different languages are not accepted for use within the borders of the country by only translating them into Turkish. SDS's should be prepared in an appropriate format, taking into account the Turkish conditions and legislation, as stated in the "Regulation on Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Substances and Mixtures", which entered into force on 13 December 2014.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PREPARE SDSs?
SDSs can be prepared by trained and certified experts who meet the regulations.
WHEN SHOULD A SDS NEEDED TO BE UPDATED?
Safety Data Sheets prepared before 13 December 2014 should be updated within the scope of "Regulation on Safety Data Sheets Regarding Hazardous Substances and Mixtures". However, the SDSs prepared within the scope of this regulation will be valid until 31.12.2023, after this date these SDSs will need to be revised in accordance with the "Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals". In addition, if there is a change in the composition of the manufactured or imported substance or mixture, the harmful effects, the field of use, etc. the SDS should be revised.
ARE THERE LEGAL SANCTIONS FOR NOT KEEPING SDS?
As mentioned, administrative and penal sanctions can be applied to companies that do not have Safety Data Sheets for imported or produced chemicals or provide incorrect information in their SDSs within the conditions specified in the scope of Environmental Law No. 2872.
As Bilgi Çevre, what do we do within the scope of SDS/TDS/GFB Preparation?
By informing you in the whole process with our Professional Chemical Evaluation Experts, we support your company in preparing the Safety Data Sheet, checking its suitability, and preparing it in different languages if it is used abroad.
Contact us for more information.