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Safety Data Sheets (SDS) - Advice & Resources
Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets are one of the key tools in hazard communication. A good Safety Data Sheet provides the user with the information he needs to carry out a suitable risk assessment for his application. One of the key aims of the Chemical Hazards Communication Society is to promote better Safety Data Sheets.

 
Safety Data Sheets - Introduction

Numerous studies, including one carried out by the Chemical Hazards Communication Society, have shown considerable levels of inaccuracies in Safety Data Sheets. This is of great concern to the enforcing authorities, such as the UK Health and Safety Executive.

The Chemical Hazards Communication Society provides a number of services and resources to assist members in the provision of better Safety Data Sheets. This page lists these services and resources.

 
Safety Data Sheets - Compiler Competence

The legislation requires that the compiler of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) be competent. The requirement is explained in our Safety Data Sheet's frequently asked questions page.

 
Safety Data Sheets - Training

CHCS run a modular course for Safety Data Sheet writers which covers all sections of the Safety Data Sheet and issues related to their production. Safety Data Sheet Training.

 
Safety Data Sheets - FAQ

The Chemical Hazards Communications Society Safety Data Sheet's frequently asked questions.

 
Safety Data Sheets - Email Forum

An E-mail forum where members can ask questions related to any aspect of Chemical Hazard Communication, including anything to do with Safety Data Sheets. Email Forum.

 
Safety Data Sheets - Glossary

The Members Only section of this site also contains a Glossary explaining many of the terms frequently found in Chemical Hazard Documentation, including explanations of terms relating to Safety Data Sheets. Glossary (CHCS Members Only).

 
Safety Data Sheets - User Guide

The CHCS Safety Data Sheet User Guide has been updated (republished in February 2014) as a result of changes brought about by REACH. The new guidance can be found here Safety Data Sheets User Guide.

 
Safety Data Sheet Training Dates

Check out the dates for the CHCS Safety Data Sheet Training Courses.