Hazardous Substances and REACH: the FDS

Published on: 10/10/2018

The REACH regulations it is the great frame for all the chemical substances in Europe, dangerous or not. REACH it establishes the record of the substances and its uses, its evaluation, authorisation and/or restriction.

According to its dangerousness, its use can require authorisation, be restricted or even forbidden completely.  

The background information and the main requirements with regard to health and safety regarding the use of chemical agents must communicate to the companies via the notes of safety data (FDS). The FDS are one of the information sources more significant on chemicals. Suppliers must provide to the employers the information that need to carry out risk assessments, to inform and to instruct to the workers and to adopt proper measures to mitigate risks.

For more information or doubts on substances, REACH, CLP or Biocides to consult the THROWS (European Agency of chemicals):