Refrigerant safety data sheets are prepared in accordance with Annex II of the REACH regulation, which takes into account the requirements of Article 59, Paragraph 5 of the CLP Regulation and EU Regulation 2015/830. Safety data sheets consist of 16 main sections as well as subsections under them.
Safety data sheets (SDS) at Darment Oy
Our individual safety data sheets can be found on the page of each refrigerant; see the left side of this page. We deliver them to buyers of refrigerants as part of the shipment.
CLP classification and markings in the safety data sheet
The CLP Regulation (EU No 1272/2008) on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures has been applied for substances as of December 2010 and for mixtures as of June 2015. The Regulation applies to substances, mixtures and certain explosives in all areas of industry. Read more about the Regulation and its amendments and content on the Tukes (Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency) website.
The safety data sheet must provide comprehensive information on a substance or mixture for regulation regarding chemical control in workplaces.
Refrigerant Safety data sheets are product-specific
Safety data sheets are product-specific. Normally, they cannot contain specific information that would be meaningful in any workplace. In the case of specialised end use of products, the information in the data sheet may be provided in a manner that is more relevant to specific workers.
The document is used as a source for information on hazards and the necessary safety measures.
The information enables the employer to
- develop an action plan consisting of workplace-specific measures to protect the employees (incl. training) and
- consider any possible measures that may be needed to protect the environment.
The safety data sheet is also an important source of information for other target audiences within the GHS system. The information may be used by persons transporting hazardous substances, answering emergency calls (at poison control centres, for example) or using pesticides on a professional level, as well as consumers.
However, these groups may also require additional information from a number of other sources, such as the UN recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods and the package leaflet aimed at consumers.
In other words, the introduction of a harmonized marking system is not intended to impact the use of safety data sheets for their primary purpose in workplaces.
European Chemicals Agency, 6/2018, ISBN 978-92-9020-570-8, Guide on safety data sheets and exposure scenarios
Note! Includes more detailed instructions for recipients of safety data sheets, among other information.
European Chemicals Agency, version 3.1 (11/2015) Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets.