Important facts about
chemicals in a clear and understandable way

Kiilto's safety data sheet team, which consists of six people, translates obscure chemical abbreviations and legal provisions into understandable safety data sheets.

Carc., Cat.2, Stot SE3, ATE... Outsiders may sometimes be baffled by the terms and phrases we use within the team preparing the safety data sheets.

The matters we deal with are admittedly not simple, but they are all the more important!

EU legislation mandates the preparation of a safety data sheet for every product classified as hazardous or as including hazardous chemicals.

Work safety legislation states that the employer is responsible for knowing the dangers and risks of the workplace and for maintaining a list of chemicals. The necessary information on them is provided in safety data sheets.
Clear markings improve safety

Our six-person team is tasked with translating the often impenetrable abbreviations of chemicals, and the provisions in related laws and decrees, into understandable safety data sheets.

At times, resolving the myriad classifications and markings of compounds requires quite a bit of detective work.

In the safety data sheets, we collect the required information on the properties of chemicals and on their handling and storage.

We also ensure that any product and usage information that improves safety is indicated with clear warning symbols and texts on the product label

Information improves safety!

The safety data sheets and their appendices give valuable information on protecting both humans and the environment and on possible factors affecting exposure.

These can include a variety of chemical and biological factors that cause harm to people, such as allergic reactions or symptoms of poisoning.
In other words, it pays to read the safety data sheets carefully – even if you normally like to skip all the instructions.

In the future, the data sheets will include an exposure scenario as an appendix. This indicates the correct methods for using the chemical and handling it. Among other things, it can ensure that the chemical is used in production in accordance with the exposure scenario and that the daily dosages do not exceed the allowed values.

In other words, it pays to read the safety data sheets carefully – even if you normally like to skip all the instructions.

By familiarising yourself with a product's properties and usage recommendations you can prevent hazardous situations for yourself and keep your co-workers from being exposed to a variety of risks. In the worst case scenario, ignorance can cause dangerous situations and even severe and permanent injuries.

Safety data sheets are intended to be used

The documents may seem long at times, but bear in mind that not all safety data sheets consist of hundreds of pages – some of them take up no more than a few pages!

When you get the hang of reading the sheets, you can find the required information easily. Our team makes constant efforts to ensure that the safety data sheets are as easy to use and read as possible.

The sheets are archived in a database for easy access and safe storage.

Lately, we have worked on the availability of the sheets and tried to make them easier to find. We decided to compile all the Kiilto safety data sheets into a single database to ensure that, from now on, they can all be accessed easily and reliably.

We send our customers a database link with any documents so that they can access the database and select, view and print out any sheets they may need.

Kiilto's safety data sheets are also always up to date, as we make all the required updates without delay.

Lilli Puntti

Manager of R&D Support

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