RiskWare: Material Safety Data Sheets
Section 15: Regulatory information
This section of your MSDS sould contain all regulatory information related to your product. This includes primarily directive 67/548/EEC, classification and labelling, enhanced by the R and S phrases (Risk and Safety measurements).
To mention all the regulations on a national basis is a major undertaking and may require extensive research. They partly depend on the quantity, customer, occupational area, kind of substance, physical state, which may lead to a considerable list of regulations of relevance.
EXAMPLE MSDS for ACRYLONITRILE
15.REGULATORY INFORMATION Labbelling as required by the Chemicals Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply Regulations 1997 (CHIP 97) and corresponding EEC directives. acrylonitrile EINECS n.: 203-466-5 Symbols : T toxic F highly flammable R45: may cause cancer R11: highly flammable R23/24/25: also toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed R38: irritating to skin S53: avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use S45: in case of accident or if the patient feels unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible). UK Maximum or Occupational Exposure Limits, EH40 (HSE): MEL acrylonitrile 8 hr- TWA 2 ppm / 4.4 mg/m3 Listed in Appendix 5: Sustances defined as carcinogens for the purpose of the COSHH regulations (risk phrase R45) All airborne emissions must be kept within current local and national standards. Subject to the Highly Flammable liquid and Liquified Petroleum Gases Regulations 1972 SI 917Acrylonitrile DB example page
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