Hazardous substance management

Responsible handling of hazardous substances

The handling of hazardous substances has always required the identification and, where applicable, implementation of information about their storage and use. To standardize these regulations throughout Europe (and also with a view to global standardization), the European Union has now issued far-reaching regulations, which are regularly updated.


These include regulations such as REACH (Regulation (EC) 1907/2006) or CLP (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008), but also regulations concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (Regulation (EC) 649/2012).


In addition to chemicals legislation, other requirements such as product legislation (e.g. Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment - RoHS) or waste legislation (e.g. Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment - WEEE) may be of relevance.


The plethora of these regulations and corresponding national transpositions, from laws to technical rules, make it difficult for companies to identify all the necessary measures in good time and to implement them in their operations.


We provide individual assistance to our customers in handling substances, mixtures or articles (products) and answer questions on REACH and CLP as well as on the implementation of the current Gefahrstoffverordnung (Ordinance on Hazardous Substances - GefStoffV).


We provide the following support in terms of hazardous substance management:

  • Support in classifying and labelling substances and mixtures in accordance with hazardous substance legislation, e.g. labelling for hazardous substance containers
  • Conducting training courses in respect of the REACH Regulation and the Gefahrstoffverordnung
  • Creating and continually updating your hazardous substance register
  • Preparing hazard assessments in accordance with the GefStoffV
  • Preparing operating instructions in accordance with the GefStoffV
  • Regularly examining the Candidate List in accordance with Article 57 of the REACH Regulation (SVHC List) and carrying out the necessary measures
  • Providing assistance with communications with suppliers, customers and, in particular, ECHA
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