The Safety Data Sheet is a document that includes information on the properties of the substance or mixture and its hazards and instructions for handling them, their disposal and transport as well as first aid measures, fire protection measures and exposure control measures. It represents important information for personnel coming into contact with a particular substance (for example, workers at the plant where the substance is used) and for medical personnel supplying the individual if there are dangerous health conditions due to the influence of this substance. The Safety Data Sheet is not primarily intended for general users who, for example, use end-products that contain an individual chemical, but for personnel who come into contact with the substance at the workplace.
For mixtures not classified as hazardous but containing certain dangerous substances, the safety data sheet must be provided if required by downstream users or distributors.
The safety data sheet should be updated immediately if new information on the risks or the need for more stringent risk management measures is available.
For each dangerous substance / mixture that is produced / imported / imported, the supplier must have a Slovenian safety data sheet. A safety data sheet is also required for products containing a substance for which Community workplace exposure limits exist and for non-hazardous mixtures when they contain:
(a) 1 wt. % for non-gaseous mixtures and 0,2 vol. % for gaseous mixtures for
(i) substances endangering health or the environment within the meaning of Directive 67/548 / EEC and substances endangering health or the environment within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008, if the information that meets the criteria for classification referred to in that Regulation is available to the supplier of the mixture; or
(ii) substances for which workplace exposure limits exist at Community level;
(b) 0.1 wt. % for substances that are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic in accordance with the criteria in Annex XIII, are very persistent and highly bioaccumulative in accordance with the criteria in Annex XIII or are included in the list in accordance with Article 59 (1) for reasons other than those listed in (a).
The SDS must be in the Slovenian language and in accordance with the law. In the case of import / import, the supplier is responsible for SDS.