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EC Publishes Regulation on SDSs Requirements

July 27, 2015

The European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/830 of 28 May 2015, amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), requirements for compilation of safety data sheets (SDSs).

Under the regulation, SDSs provided to any recipient before June 1, 2015 may still be used and need not comply with the new rules until May 31, 2017.

The regulation also adopts the fifth revision of the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling, effective June 1, 2015.