Your approach to the Danish Chemicals Act

How should your dealings with your supplier proceed in order to ensure compliance with the chemicals legislation? What is the best approach to the chemicals laws and how can you test your own products?

Every year, the Chemical Inspection Service of the Environmental Protection Agency discovers products that do not comply with the Danish Chemicals Act. The non-compliance may relate to proper labelling and declaration of content or to the use of chemicals that are not permitted.

Experience shows that often, a lack of knowledge of the regulations and tools for monitoring the products one is handling (in-house control) lead to the illegal sale of products.

This website is aimed at the smaller enterprise that wishes to make the extra effort to keep abreast of the Danish Chemicals Act. This initiative will, among other things, provide ideas for targeted efforts to maintain in-house control.

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Follow the five points below to incorporate in-house control in your method of working.

Understanding the regulations
The Chemicals legislation is extensive and demands that you meet a number of requirements. What does the law say on the products you sell and your responsibility, for instance?

What to ask of your supplier
Ensure that the products you buy from your supplier comply with the Danish Chemicals Act.

Correct labelling
There are various provisions that deal with the labelling of chemicals. Some must have a specific hazard symbol, others a declaration of content.

Inspecting your products
We have provided some tips on testing your products and maintaining a dialogue with analysis laboratories.

Help and advice
There are many opportunities for obtaining advice, should you need it.