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Italy SDS Authoring and MSDS Authoring

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National Regulations Governing SDSs/MSDSs: 

Italy is a member of the European Union and as such is bound by EU regulations. For pure substances, Italian SDSs must be compliant with the EU’s GHS based CLP-regulation No. 1272/2008 – SDSs authored to be compliant with Directive 67/548/EEC have expired. For mixtures, SDSs can be compliant with either 1272/2008 or with the previous Directive 1999/45/EC.

Additional Regulations: 

Italy is fully compliant with EU chemical regulations, for specific information on Italian chemical legislation refer here. For policy, safety and procedure information refer to Italy’s Ministry of Health chemical safety page.

GHS Implementation Status: 

italy MSDS or SDS Authoring The EU has fully adopted GHS under their CLP Regulation (Regulation on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures). The deadline for having new SDSs has passed for pure substances – it was November 30, 2010. The deadline for mixtures was May 31, 2015. Not all the building blocks in the United Nations’ Purple Book were adopted by the EU CLP regulation. Furthermore, the EU has adopted the EU No 453/2010 format for SDSs, which goes well beyond what was recommended in the Purple Book.

Multi-Jurisdiction SDS/MSDS Options: 

It is relatively straight forward to have a single MSDS for use among the countries of the European Union and European Free Trade Association, so long as it is in the necessary languages. Countries other than Italy in the EU or EFTA where Italian is an official language include Switzerland. Having a single document for use in the United States and the European Union should be avoided due to significant differences between the two systems.

Testimonial

Tectran used Nexreg for preparation of our MSDS and label for new Pendilube product launch. We found Mike Moffatt to be very helpful and thorough. We knew of most of the regulations that we were required to meet but with his help and document preparation we were able to have the confidence that we were covering all the required regulations that impacted our product.
Glen Hogg, Tectran Co