Safety data sheets - Aftercare and maintenance
Safety data sheets
In safety data sheets, all data of use materials used in practice are described. All information about the precise composition, storage conditions, shelf life, possible toxicity and precautionary measures is comprehensively collected. Thus it is also known for which application a particular material is suitable.
In the Netherlands, the Working Conditions Act has been in force for many years. This law stipulates that every employer has a duty of care towards the employees, whereby employers must ensure a safe and healthy work situation. When working with hazardous substances, the registration of all substances to which employees can be exposed is a compulsory part of the Risk Inventory and Evaluation (RI & E). The employer must process the information from a safety data sheet in the company's health and safety policy and instruct employees about these risks. For example alcohol 80%. How many liters can you have in stock without the use of a safe? Alcohol 80% is a fire hazard.
In order to gain insight into which products are concerned, a Dangerous Substances Product Register must be drawn up (and that is a legal obligation). Based on this register, a risk analysis substance can then be made. The information needed to prepare a register comes from the safety data sheets. Suppliers are obliged in accordance with the REACH regulation EC 1907/2006 to send you the safety data sheets of products you have purchased with hazardous substances.
The safety data sheets can be found on the website of the VGT, the Dutch Association of Wholesalers in the Dental sector (www.vgt.nl).