Module 15, Advanced Preparation of Safety Data Sheets (15.032)

  • 11 November 2020
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • etc.venues County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB
  • 14

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Module 15, Advanced Preparation of Safety Data Sheets

No single part of the SDS (whether for Europe, UK or other parts of the World) can be considered in isolation; toxicologists need to understand the importance of chemistry and ecotoxicologists need to know about first aid recommendations just as much as chemists need to know about toxicology and ecotoxicology. This module 'takes a step back' and considers the whole picture both from a technical and an administrative viewpoint. It also goes into much more depth than the introductory module (Module 1) and introduces the ‘extended’ SDS required.

Who Should Attend

This one-day course is an informal mixture of tutoring and examination of example SDs and discussions on 'how we can do better'. This is aimed at those with a reasonable technical understanding of topics included in the SDS and who want to know how they all fit together..

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. The content of this module considers the sourcing and use of data to ensure the recommendations for risk management are appropriate. It will also serve as an introduction to Module 20 (The Extended SDS, Understanding Exposure Scenarios). To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 14 on the number attending. It is expected that those attending will already have reasonable experience in writing and reading SDSs.

IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development records.

What You Will Learn

Even if those familiar with the format and legal requirements of an SDS can benefit from looking at how data on substances will impact on the SDS and help assess risk management of mixtures prepared with these substances. It is also important to know how to assess data, either from suppliers or from public data bases (such as ECHA) and improve confidence in the data.

Likewise, if there is no data trail, how can your decisions on how to classify be justified in the event of a challenge by customers or regulators? Some time will be spent on how to consider properties of substances and mixtures that have no specific test data.

Even if using good SDS authoring software, you still need to think carefully about the information entered. This module aims to make you think.

Topics covered will include:

  • The function of safety data sheets and overview of the required content
  • Obligations of writers of safety data sheets
  • Data sources including disseminate dossiers
  • Understanding test reports and suppliers' data sheets
  • Computer models, 'read across' and educated guessing
  • Complex mixtures and reporting data for components
  • Identification of minor components
  • Consistency with labels and instructions for use
  • Consistency with REACH registration obligations
  • Version control
  • Data trails
  • Document justification
  • Exposure considerations as required under REACH
  • Linking to CLP

Module Tutor

The training will be given by Mark Selby of Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd. Mark had many years’ experience in industry and major testing laboratories before setting up his own consulting business. www.denehurst.co.uk.

EU Exit Of The UK

The departure of the UK from the EU does not impact on the either the importance of the SDS or the legal requirements. The formatting and content of the SDs is set by United Nations GHS and the UK will follow these requirements.

At the time of preparing these notes, it is unknown whether the UK will remain fully aligned and remain part of the REACH and CLP system, but even if reverting to UK-CHIP and UK-REACH, the principles will remain the same.


Delegate Feedback  

“Engaging course leaders tried to make content more relevant to all attendees’ industries”

“Good knowledgeable presenter. Very good presenting style. Interesting and useful techniques using real data, manipulated for classification”

“Good use of examples. Lots of discussion between presenter and participants”

“Good presenter, relaxed style, took questions easily and gave time to queries”

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