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Module 1, Introduction to Basic SDS Writing
This module is an introductory training day on the compilation of safety data sheets (SDSs) for substances and mixtures that are classifiable under the CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008.
The module focuses on the requirements for SDS content brought about by the amendment to the REACH Regulations.
Who Should Attend?
This one day training event is a basic introduction to the preparation and writing of safety data sheets. It is specifically designed for those entering this area for the first time and covers the very basic concepts required for those new to writing SDSs.
Benefits Of Attending
Attendance on this series of modules will ensure that your SDSs meet the increasing expectations of both your customers and the regulators. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 14 on the number of students.
IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development (CPD) records.
What You Will Learn
This module will introduce participants to the basics of writing a safety data sheet and will include sessions covering the following topics:
- how a newcomer to the job can make sense of the requirements for SDSs
- introduction to the legislation behind SDSs
- what information is needed for each section of an SDS and where to obtain that information
- how to use that information
- a logical approach to writing an SDS
Exercises will be held throughout the day to assist in the understanding of the concepts introduced.
The 'Brexit' outcome from the June 2016 referendum is unlikely to affect the importance of compliance with EU legislation. As now, businesses supplying chemicals in other EU Member States or in the European Economic Area will have to comply with European law. The future requirements on those supplying chemicals only in the UK may only become certain when the terms of the exit have been agreed. However existing experience is that open access to the EU market is associated with national adherence to the same standards.
This module is presented by Laura H Robinson. Laura is a qualified Toxicologist and Chemist with over 14 years’ experience in industry working with HSE related issues. This includes authoring safety data sheets, classification and labelling, environmental issues and workplace risk assessments.
“Good clear overview – engaged topics with group discussions and experiences”
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CHCS is delighted to have an arrangement with the US-based Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) whereby SCHC members can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of SCHC and wish to attend this course, please email the CHCS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name and organisation. We will verify your membership of SCHC then email you back, providing you with details of how to register.
Delegates can be substituted at any time, subject to payment of membership fee if applicable. However, once booked, the full fee is payable. As this is a limited space training event refunds can only be made if CHCS is notified in advance, and is able to successfully re-offer the place to another delegate.
CHCS reserves the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control. If CHCS cancels, then refunds will be made.