EU Commission Amends Annex II of REACH

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has implemented modified safety data sheet requirements under its regulation addressing the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals, or REACH Regulation (EC) N 1907/2006.

Published in June in the Official Journal of the European Union, Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/878 replaces the text of Annex II of the REACH regulation, “Requirements for the Compilation of Safety Data Sheets.” The changes bring the regulation’s safety data sheet requirements in line with the sixth and seventh revisions of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), which sets out internationally harmonized criteria for the classification and labeling of chemicals, including rules on safety data sheets.

The revised safety data sheet requirements apply as of January 1, 2021. However, safety data sheets that comply with the requirements presented in the current version of Annex II can continue to be provided until the end of 2022.

Read the text of the Commission’s Regulation amending the requirements for safety data sheets as presented in Annex II of REACH.

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