2021 GA Meeting May 12th, 14:00-15:30

2020 GA MEETING

 

The 2020 GA meeting which normally takes place in May was postponed to November 4th due to the global pandemic. The November 4th meeting which was virtual saw 20 attendees and lasted an hour as most of the GA mandated task/decisions were addressed by way of votes prior to the meeting. Chaired by Interim Chairman Dr Bernd Friede, the meeting though brief was effective with some key decisions taken as follows:

Some highlights:

  • Executive Committee: A new Executive team was endorsed with the 2nd Vice-Chairman becoming the Chairman and Secretary General maintained to ensure continuity
  • Non-EU letter of Access Fees: Letter of Access fees and administration fees for non-EU REACH-Like regulations per substance, per legal entity for non-MARA members was established
  • Members involvement in Non-EU regulations: MARA members wishing to register substances in non-EU REACH-like regulations will only pay administration fees as they own the data generated by MARA
  • Technical update: Three dossiers updated this year lead to a new classification for manganese based UVCB’s
  • 2020 Workplan and budget were ratified in Q1, 2020 via round robin votes.

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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