Safety data sheet - Sections and subsections

Annex II of the REACH Regulation sets out precisely the required structure of the safety data sheet comprising individual sections and subsections.

A list of all sections which must be included in a safety data sheet is provided below. Section 3 of the safety data sheet must include either Subsection 3.1 or 3.2, depending on whether the safety data sheet concerns a substance or a mixture. All subsections of all other sections must be included.

Section Title
1 Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking
1.1. Product identifier
1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
1.4. Emergency telephone number
2 Hazards identification
2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture
2.2. Label elements
2.3. Other hazards
3 Composition/information on ingredients
3.1. Substances
3.2. Mixtures
4 First aid measures
4.1. Description of first aid measures
4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
5 Firefighting measures
5.1. Extinguishing media
5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
5.3. Advice for firefighters
6 Accidental release measures
6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
6.2. Environmental precautions
6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
6.4. Reference to other sections
7 Handling and storage
7.1. Precautions for safe handling
7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
7.3. Specific end use(s)
8 Exposure controls/personal protection
8.1. Control parameters
8.2. Exposure controls
9 Physical and chemical properties
9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties
9.2. Other information
10 Stability and reactivity
10.1. Reactivity
10.2. Chemical stability
10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
10.4. Conditions to avoid
10.5. Incompatible materials
10.6. Hazardous decomposition products
11 Toxicological information
11.1. Information on toxicological effects
12 Ecological information
12.1. Toxicity
12.2. Persistence and degradability
12.3. Bioaccumulative potential
12.4. Mobility in soil
12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
12.6. Other adverse effects
13 Disposal considerations
13.1. Waste treatment methods
14 Transport information
14.1. UN number
14.2. UN proper shipping name
14.3. Transport hazard class(es)
14.4. Packing group
14.5. Environmental hazards
14.6. Special precautions for user
14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL and the IBC Code
15 Regulatory information
15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
15.2. Chemical safety assessment
16 Other information