Regulation Updates for 2021 – Including Free PDFs for ADR2021

ADR 2021 (Free PDF Files)

FREE – ADR 2021 English, French and Russian PDF files, and Corrigendum, now available on the UNECE website.  Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road – applicable from 1st January 2021.

ADDENDUM – IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations 62nd Edition – Significant Changes

See the significant Changes to the IATA Regulations in the 62nd edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations – incorporates all amendments made by the IATA Dangerous Goods Board and includes addenda issued by ICAO to the content of the 2020–2021 edition of the Technical Instructions – Effective 1 January 2021.

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New Requirements for Safety Data Sheets in 2021

REACH SDS UPDATESREACH Update

The European Commission has amended Annex II of REACH, concerning the compilation of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).  Safety Data Sheets don’t change very often – this is an uncommon and important update.

The regulation aligns REACH Annex II with the 6th and 7th revisions of GHS, and brings in a number of modifications to SDSs.  The latest amendment to Annex II was published in the Official Journal on 26th June 2020 (Regulation (EU) 2020/878).

Deadlines

The regulation will apply from 1st January 2021, which means that all new SDSs, authored after this date, must take into account the new requirements.

All existing SDSs, authored before January 2021, will still be valid until the grace period ends on 31st December 2022 (except for bulk mixtures requiring an UFI).  After this date, all Safety Data Sheets will need to be updated to the new requirements. 

Organisations should start the process of updating their SDSs now.

https://www.hibiscus-plc.co.uk/new-requirements-for-safety-data-sheets-what-you-need-to-know/

How Can Hibiscus Help? – Prometheus Updated for REACH 2021

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Hibiscus have designed the Prometheus SDS software package to simplify and streamline the Safety Data Sheet process, saving you time and money; Prometheus is a simple, flexible and affordable solution to the problem of creating, storing and distributing your own SDSs.

Prometheus has now been updated in order to help you comply with the latest REACH 2021 requirements:

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The Unique Formula Identifier (UFI): A New GHS Labelling Element for Hazardous Mixtures in the EU

UFR Unique formula identifier and labels

 

From 1st Jan 2021, a new label element will have to appear on the labels of all products in the EU classified for Health and/or Physical Hazards. A 16-character code called the Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) will be mandatory on the labels of such products and importers and downstream users placing these products on the market will have to provide specific product information, including the UFI, to poison centres.

The UFI, alongside the product name, allows poison centres to provide a faster emergency response by being able to identify the product composition and its hazards.

The clocks are ticking – Inform yourself now.

REQUIREMENTS IN BRIEF:

  • To obtain a Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) from ECHA for the hazardous mixture.
  • To notify the poison centre of the EU member state and/or use the ECHA central portal to make a PoisonCentre Notification (PCN).
  • To ensure the UFI is available on the product label for non-industrial use products.
  • To ensure the UFI is available on the SDS for industrial use products.
  • To update the poison centre notification if various criteria are met.

https://www.hibiscus-plc.co.uk/ufis-are-your-labels-ready-for-the-poison-centre-notification-deadlines/

 

HOW CAN HIBISCUS HELP?

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Safety Data Sheets and UFIs – We’ve got you Covered!  Despite complex and continuously evolving regulatory requirements, it’s never been easier for companies to produce their own chemical labels – provided they have the right software.

Label Enterprise has been updated to include the mandatory field for UFI numbers and it is the perfect solution for creating and printing GHS (Global Harmonized System) compliant labels for all major commercial markets. It offers chemical manufacturers and distributors a convenient, automated, and accurate tool for meeting global chemical labelling requirements.

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IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH UPDATING YOUR CURRENT LABELS TO INCLUDE THE UFI, JUST CONTACT OUR SALES OFFICE ON 0113 242 4272