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Safety data sheet

General Information

Suppliers of dangerous substances and mixtures must provide the recipient with a safety data sheet free of charge. The safety data sheet is provided in writing or electronically, at the latest with the first delivery.

The provision of a safety data sheet for dangerous substances and mixtures that are adequately labelled and available for retail is only obligatory if the recipient:

  • sells or uses the substance in a professional capacity (this also includes universities, schools or medical institutions or the area of military defence), or
  • expressly requests that a safety data sheet be provided.

The safety data sheet must have the following characteristics:

  • It must be written in German
  • The safety data sheet must enable the necessary health protection, workplace safety and environmental protection measures to be implemented
  • Date of creation
  • Identification of the responsible person
  • Details of the substance or mixture required to assess or prevent the dangers posed
  • References to applicable legislation

Safety data sheets must be sent to the Federal Environmental Agency if dangerous mixtures are placed on the market in Austria by manufacturing or importing companies.

Enterprises Affected

These rules apply to all natural and legal persons who place or make the chemicals in question available on the market in Austria or use said chemicals in Austria.

Competent Authority

→ Environment Agency Austria

Legal Basis

Article 31 of the EU-Verordnung zur Registrierung, Bewertung, Zulassung und Beschränkung chemischer Stoffe (REACH-Verordnung)

Expert Information

Translated by the European Commission
last update: 3 February 2021

responsible for content: Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

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