Blog 2 “Safety data sheet”

EH: We talked about dangerous goods last time. I can read the label, but is that enough?

HBY: No, that's not enough. Dangerous goods also include a so-called SDS = Safety Data Sheet. This describes the hazards (H), the safety measures (P), the physic-chemical properties and the hazard classifications for transport and storage.

EH: So, I should have those in my possession if I have such dangerous goods in store.

HBY: Yes, definitely

EH: You've called it the H and P a few times now. What's so important about that?

HBY: Those are unambiguous danger phrases that are used worldwide. As a result, we speak the same language internationally when it comes to dangerous goods.

EH: Do I have obligations if I use products with such H and P texts?

HBY: Yes, because they tell you about the dangers and especially what protective measures you should take. A few examples are suitable gloves, face protection and safety glasses. You will always have to ensure your own safety.

EH: Does that only apply to me?

HBY: Also for your environment. And in fact .... If you let people work with you dangerous goods, you are even obliged to make those protective equipment available.

EH: So such an SDS is important.

HBY: Yes, I want to emphasize that they provide the basic information when using dangerous goods.

EH: Where should I get those SDSs then?

HBY: You can keep them digitally or as hardcopy. But they are rather comprehensive documents, where not all information is always immediately needed. Lely has also chosen to provide so-called chemistry cards. It is not mandatory, but very useful for our customers.

EH: Those SDS’s do indeed contain quite a few pages and I understand from your words that the chemistry chart is actually a summary, but then short, powerful and readable in A4 format.

HBY: And.... Directly applicable to the workplace.

Why our partnerships?

Every farmer in the world has to make decisions daily for their farm. Choices both for themselves and their business. But they do not need to do this on their own. They have the help of advisors to find the right solutions and steer their business in the right direction.

More and more of you are choosing Lely as a long-term partner. That is because every day our products and services allow you to take another step towards your desired results. We are by your side with the right people, who are skilled and highly trained.