If you think that the Safety Data Sheets ( or the Materials Safety Data Sheets) are dealing only in chemistry and safety - think again. True, in the sixteen sections defined in the safety regulations exist and prevail primarily the requirements to state the degree of precariousness of hazardous materials and their unpredictable properties and to specify the methods of treatment, including protective measures and first aid, but beyond this the Safety Data Sheets are an integral part of the law of safety. For instance - in the Safety at Work Regulations (Safety Issues, classification, packaging, labeling and marking of packages) - 1998 there is a reference to regulations for the protection of trade secrets, the obligations and the responsibility for confidentiality when it comes to deliver and handle updates on the information given on issues of safety, there is wide reference to legislation and regulations in Israel and in the world, and then further references to other topics.
At things put together, the ability to be prepared for any event involving hazardous substances is based on the Safety Data Sheets that we employ. Without them, we will not know what the material submitted to our scrutiny really contains and how we should deal with it. Therefore, we see great importance in the work with Safety Data Sheets.
We are well acquainted with the area of Safety Data Sheets - ranging from the knowledge and ability to properly interpret the sections dealing with chemical and physical properties of the materials, coupled with familiarity to the requirements of proper description of the ways of handling these materials, and finally of course the ability to relate to Israeli legislation and to foreign regulations on these matters, in light of our intense and prolonged engagement with the environmental laws and regulations and with the legislation on chemicals in many countries.