Chemical and Hazardous Substances

  • 2021
  • 2021

    Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Information Sheet

    Safety data sheets provide useful information on chemicals, describing the hazards the chemical presents, and giving information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case of an accident.

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  • 2021

    Information for Retailers on Hazard Labelling & Packaging of Chemical Products

    Hazardous chemical products must be labelled and packaged according to rules set out in specific classification, labelling and packaging legislation. Manufacturers, importers and formulators must ensure that such products are labelled and packaged correctly before being placed onto the market for sale.

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  • 2021

    Chemical Distributors Duties REACH and CLP

    Distributors of chemicals have duties under EU chemical legislation including the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) Regulation and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. REACH controls the manufacture, import, supply and safe use of chemical substances in the EU while CLP requires companies to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals correctly before placing them on the market.

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  • 2021

    Chemical Importers Information Sheet

    This information sheet aims to outline the key responsibilities for EU importers of chemical substances and mixtures under the REACH, CLP and Rotterdam Regulations, for which the Health & Safety Authority are the relevant Competent Authority in Ireland.

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  • 2021

    Export and Import of Chemicals Information Sheet

    Information sheet on exporters duties under the Rotterdam Regulation (EU) No.689/2008 on the export and import of hazardous chemicals.

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  • 2019

    2018 Survey on Chemical Usage

    The survey aims to determine the potential impact on Irish companies regarding responsibilities under the chemicals legislation should the United Kingdom (UK) withdraw from the European Union (EU).

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  • 2019

    Brexit Overview Information Sheet

    For products placed on the Irish market post-Brexit, EU legislation will apply and Irish companies may have new or additional obligations arising from the UK departure.

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  • 2018

    Use Chemicals Safely on Building Sites

    Chemical products such as sealants, adhesives, glues, epoxy resins, solvent based paints, isocyanate based foams/ paints, mineral oil and cement based products are used every day on construction sites.

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  • 2018

    2018 Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations

    This Code of Practice comes into operation on 21 August 2018 and from that date it revokes and replaces the 2016 Code of Practice for the Chemical Agent Regulations which was issued in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

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