Use of diisocyanates: new regulation
A regulation amending Annex XVII of the REACH regulation on diisocyanates was adopted in 2020. This requires specific training for anyone handling these substances as well as the inclusion of the following warning on the labelling: “From 24 August 2023, appropriate training is mandatory for industrial or professional use”.
Who is affected by this amendment?
All companies whose employees handle diisocyanates, both raw materials and ready-to-use products, involve manufacturers and customers. Therefore, suppliers and customers are obliged to comply with this regulation and to be trained. The aim is to restrict the use of diisocyanates in industrial and professional applications only to those users who have obtained a training certification for the safe use of these substances. This will enter into force on 24 August.
Security and commitment
Knowing the risks involved in the handling of certain substances, this regulation requires the commitment of everyone to maintain a safe working environment for workers, so Industrias Químicas Iris, adds this new training to the continuous development of the practice of its staff and offers this information so that everyone: chemical sector, customers, etc., know first hand the evolution of safety in the handling of chemicals. The Ministry of Health has reiterated that this training, in order to be valid, must be given in accordance with RD 39/1997, that is to say by an accredited prevention entity. In our case, the association ASEFAPI, provides this training guaranteeing the safe use of diisocyanates for producers and professionals all over Europe, facilitating the compliance of this obligation in the simplest way and according to the law.
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