Section 2-1. Requirements for a substance index

The employer shall establish a substance index of hazardous chemicals that can constitute a health hazard, including those that are formed during processes within the undertaking. The substance index shall be established before the hazardous chemicals are formed, produced, packed, used or stored by the undertaking.
For the three groups mentioned below, the substance index shall contain the following information:
Group 1) Pursuant to the Regulations of 30 May 2008 No 516 on registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (the REACH Regulations), safety data sheets and any appendices thereto shall be available for chemicals that fall under the scope of Article 31 of and Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
Group 2) For hazardous chemicals that do not belong to groups 1 or 3, product information sheets shall be available that, as a minimum, contain the following information:
  1. a.
    name,
  2. b.
    composition,
  3. c.
    information about the supplier,
  4. d.
    physical, chemical and harmful properties,
  5. e.
    toxicological data,
  6. f.
    risk factors,
  7. g.
    preventive safety measures, and
  8. h.
    first aid treatment.
Group 3) For hazardous biological material, product information sheets shall be prepared that, as a minimum, contain the following information:
  1. a.
    name,
  2. b.
    information about the supplier,
  3. c.
    harmful properties / toxicological data,
  4. d.
    information about any risk of infection,
  5. e.
    risk factors,
  6. f.
    preventive safety measures, and
  7. g.
    first aid treatment.
If it is not relevant or technically possible to provide any or all the information required under this provision, the grounds for this shall be stated in the substance index.