2020 GA Meeting May 6th in Kristiansand (KRS), Norway

2019 GA MEETING

The 2019 GA meeting which took place on Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Madrid, Spain was a resounding success. Hosted by FerroGlobe, the meeting which lasted 4 hours saw several deliberations related to the consortium governace, dossier updates and classification & labelling. Some key decisions taken by way of vote are as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Chairmanand  a new 2nd Vice Chairman were appointed, meanwhile the 1st Vice Chiarman was maintained to enure continuity 
  • Dossier updates: Reveal changes in classification and labelling if compared to the 2010 submitted dossiers
  • Approval of the 2018 workplan and budget
  • Brexit and data: Mara will continue to support REACH registration inside and outside the EU (UK REACH inclusive) but at a charge yet to be determined 

Safety Data Sheets - Templates

Safety data sheets (SDS) include information about the properties of the substance or mixture, its hazards and instructions for handling, disposal and transport and also first-aid, fire-fighting and exposure control measures. ... A substance or mixture that is classified as hazardous according to CLP and or the UN GHS require  an uptodate SDS.http://https://echa.europa.eu/safety-data-sheets

 A safety data sheet should be provided to downstream users for: 

1) A substance or mixture that is classified as hazardous according to CLP.

2) A substance that is persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB), or

3) A substance that is included in the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs).

The safety data sheet should be updated without delay if new information becomes available on the hazards or the need for more stringent risk management measures. When downstream users receive a safety data sheet, they need to identify and apply appropriate measures to adequately control the risks. Suppliers and recipients of SDSs are encouraged to check that the required information is provided. A checklist was developed by ECHA and enforcement authorities and is available for this purpose. Downstream users are encouraged to inform their suppliers about inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the SDS received. 

The substances, Manganese (powder), Manganese dichloride, Manganese sulfate, manganese dinitrate, Trimanganese tetraoxide, Manganese dioxide, Manganese sulfide and Manganese Ores, reduced meet the criteria listed in 1) above, hence  as firdt steps, an SDS templates have been generated to support the respective SIEFs/industry  for the first 6 substances on the list above.

Request your Safety Data Sheet Templates  for the following substances:

1. Manganese (powder)

2. Manganese dichloride

3. Manganese sulfate

4. Manganese dinitrate

5.  Trimanganese tetraoxide 

6. Manganese dioxide

……..from reach@manganese.org 

 

 

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