The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in Ireland is checking compliance of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This forms part of an EU-wide enforcement project.
The HSA, is the main government body responsible for chemicals and occupational safety and health in Ireland.
During the inspections and when checking products online, the HSA will focus on the compliance of SDSs. This is to ensure that all are up-to-date with revisions to Annex II of the REACH Regulation set out in Regulation (EU) 2020/878, which came into force on January 1, 2023.
This includes changes to the format and content of the SDS, such as aligning SDSs with the sixth and seventh editions of the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as well as requirements on UFI codes. You can find the full changes in the link below.
These inspections are part of the EU-wide REACH-EN-FORCE (REF-11) project, which will run throughout 2023.
Our Europe team will be conducting a webinar to help you make sure that you are up-to-date and compliant with the regulatory changes. We will add the details soon.