Intertek Offers Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Preparation and Updating Services

    Providing a full range of services to assist companies comply with REACH
    and GHS Standards

    OTTAWA, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek, ( the leading
provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries
globally, today launched new services to prepare new and update existing
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS - now known as SDS) to comply with the
European Union Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical (REACH)
legislation, CLP Regulation 2008/1272/EC (classification, labelling, and
packaging), and Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standards.
    The new 16 point data format for the SDS sheets is required for
substances that are to be shipped into the European Union. Safety Data Sheets
are commonly reviewed upon import into the EU and products with non-compliant
or non-updated SDS will not be allowed to pass customs and therefore be sold
in the EU
    Key elements of Intertek's SDS updating services include review of
current SDS requirements against regulations and standards, identification of
gaps and required changes, conversion to the new format, translation of hazard
symbols to GHS standard, and translation into alternate languages.
    "Businesses selling products into the EU must meet these new requirements
or face the risk of lost sales and unnecessary delays and expenses," states
Dr. Ruud A. Overbeek, Global Director of Intertek's Health and Environmental
Services. "Intertek has a straightforward solution allowing customers to
quickly comply with the revised requirements."
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    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
health and environmental compliance for global, regional or local compliance,
providing sound traceability systems and strict enforcement of due diligence
policies. Intertek does more than simply help our clients comply, we give them
the competitive advantage they desire. Our services offers comprehensive
services for RoHS, Restricted substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition
65, Carbon Management, and Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call
consulting, product testing and analysis, legal representation, certification
and corporate education appropriate for all types and levels of business.
Intertek Health & Environmental Services is a leader in global environmental
compliance, technology services and product stewardship

    About Intertek (

    Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and
inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people
are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting
their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources
and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than
1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.
    For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: James Niebergall, Manager, Business
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