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Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs

A Team of Professionals to Assist You

LANXESS has a staff of trained and experienced professionals available to address health, safety and environmental questions about our products. Our team is comprised of product safety representatives and industrial hygienists who are supported by toxicologists, regulatory specialists, environmental experts and medical personnel. Your initial contact should be your sales representative, the product safety representative, or industrial hygienist. We will work with other team members to answer your inquiry accurately, efficiently and quickly. To help us keep abreast of the most current health and safety information available, LANXESS participates in many trade associations and professional organizations. Our association with these groups keeps us current on new and pending regulations and offers us a forum to voice our opinions.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Our Product Safety Group authors MSDSs that comply with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) and follow the ANSI Z400 sixteen chapter format. We provide the following health and safety information:

  • Product identification
  • Composition information
  • Hazard identification
  • Emergency measures
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Physical data
  • Toxicological information
  • Waste disposal information
  • Shipping classification data (DOT, IMO, IATA)
  • Regulatory status for compliance with TSCA, SARA Title III, RCRA, and CERCLA
  • State Right-To-Know information

LANXESS Product Labels

Our Product Safety Group authors product labels that comply with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) following the ANSI Z129 Labeling Standard. These labels provide:

  • Statements of hazard
  • Precautionary measures
  • First aid statements
  • Spill measures
  • DOT classification, if regulated
  • Applicable state Right-To-Know information
  • Hazardous Material Identification System (HMIS) ratings (on selected products)

On-Site Assistance Available for Selected LANXESS Products

  • Site visits to discuss hazard awareness and safe handling and use of LANXESS products
  • Plant walk-throughs and industrial hygiene surveys
  • Health and Safety presentations at customer and end-user facilities

Product Stewardship Activities

  • LANXESS Product Safety Group promotes our Product Stewardship program by working closely with the chemical divisions to make health, safety and environmental considerations a priority throughout the life cycle of LANXESS products. We offer expertise and product literature to internal and external customers who produce, handle, use, transport or dispose of LANXESS products.
  • Division-specific product stewardship manuals and procedures
  • Literature pertaining to safe handling and usage of LANXESS products
  • Videotapes and other educational materials on hazard awareness, safe handling and end-use applications for selected products
  • Technical support and product information to customers on health, environment and safety issues
  • Active participation in trade association committees on environment, health and safety issues

We can provide product information on:

  • General product safety
  • Worker protection
  • Toxicity and eco-toxicity
  • Waste disposal
  • Transportation regulations
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Environmental & Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Affairs, Guidance and Information

At LANXESS, an experienced, highly trained staff addresses product regulatory issues concerning the LANXESS product lines. The Regulatory Affairs group is divided into three major areas: TSCA, FIFRA and FDA. Each area serves multiple functions by integrating internal and external customers and interfacing with government personnel. This staff is supported by, and works closely with, LANXESS toxicologists, chemists, product safety, regulatory and marketing personnel to obtain new product registrations, to assist in product development for new applications of existing products and to develop regulatory strategies for new and existing products.

For assistance contact your LANXESS representative at 1-800-LANXESS (1-800-526-9377) or write us at:


LANXESS Corporation
111 RIDC Park West Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 - 1112
Attn: Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs Dept.


Contact

Susan VanVolkenburg
Manager Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs

Phone: 412.809.3587

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