Although Toxic is exceptionally user-friendly, we regularly organise webinars for our users. During these webinars, we devote more in-depth attention to specific functions and how you can make optimal use of Toxic
Toxic: keeping you safe at work
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Frequently asked questions
Working safely with chemical products
MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet. This sheet also contains information provided by the producer/manufacturer. It is also simply known as an SDS. The information it contains is required to create a workplace instruction card.
There is no central contact point for hazardous substances or chemical products. There is a special medical information point, however, which enables physicians to check how harmful to human health substances are and the applicable medication/antidotes.
The data contained in Toxic is subject to copyright, and therefore has to be purchased prior to use. Furthermore, the information in only significant in combination with your business information, such as the specific workplace site(s) in your organisation where the product is used. General provision of the information would therefore be neither useful nor appropriate.
Legally speaking, an MSDS is not sufficient to inform an employee in the workplace. After all, it is basically intended to inform experts and specialists. It is therefore open to various interpretations. Moreover, the MSDS does not contain all the information required to create a workplace instruction card.
Yes, it is. Businesses are not only obliged to register these products (Articles 4.2 and 4.13 of the Working Conditions Decree) but also to establish the risks of handling them by means of an assessment or measurement (Article 4.9). Furthermore, employees have to be notified of these risks (Article 4.9). For further information, please consult www.chemischestoffengoedgeregeld.nl.
A vital part of the workplace information is the product composition in conjunction with the latest Dutch legislation. These factors are continually monitored and updated wherever changes are applicable. The validated workplace information may therefore contain different data to the original MSDS. Registration is carried out on the basis of the date of release of the MSDS. This date is actively monitored. We access the latest version of an MSDS for you.
Validated workplace information is compiled for every commonly used product with a current MSDS. The database is therefore kept up to date on the basis of current and new user requests.
Generally not. If it is an EC country, then the MSDS sheets are standardised, which implies that all the latest Dutch versions of the sheets can be used. The workplace information is compiled on the basis of the composition, while also paying consideration to the latest Dutch guidelines (including the list of MAC levels). The same applies to sheets originating from outside the EC. Incidentally, all products originating from outside the EC require authorisation, which is not issued unless information is available which complies with the EC guidelines. What is it does not have EC authorisation? In that case, the product is legally prohibited.
SDS and MSDS
Toxic is an online application. You can therefore use Toxic provided you have an Internet connection.
nstruction videos on each feature of the program can be viewed at www.toxic.nl/support. Furthermore, you may opt to request a webinar by completing the contact form, or simply call us on +31 (0)70 3780162 to pose your query personally.
Yes, your subscription entitles you to telephone assistance via the helpdesk, which can be reached by calling +31 (0)70 3780162.
The database and website have a highly uniform user interface, and provide considerable insight into the management system and corresponding reports. If you subscribe to Toxic, then you need to appoint at least one participant to take the user training course. You may also wish to consult the manual or the instruction films available at toxic.nl/support. Furthermore, Toxic is available in various languages, including Dutch.
All information is stored in a central (Microsoft Access) database in the secure cloud.
For the purposes of legal registers, standard reports are available in Toxic which are suitable for both inspections and experts. In these, Toxic abides as closely as possible to the nationally accepted methods, making changes wherever necessary.
The video below explains various features, including how to set reports.
Cross Approach® is more extensive, expensive and primarily intended for businesses which require integration with their (quality, health & safety and environmental) management systems. Toxic is intended for the registration of chemical products.
Workplace instruction cards
Yes, that is possible. You are legally obliged to provide a workplace card in Dutch. Should you require a workplace card in a different language for foreign workers, then you also have the option of printing one in English. Set the language to English before printing, in this case. If you require workplace cards in another foreign language, then you can also have them translated.
Quotation and subscription to Toxic
It is advisable to commence bay making an inventory of the CRM products. You then have an initial estimate of the number of products required. You can always amend your subscription later.
As long as you operate using a temporary code, you will not receive an invoice. Nor will you receive any data, however. You cannot order data until you have returned a signed copy of the quotation/contract to Toxic. Once we receive your signed copy of the quotation/contract, we shall forward your login details and an invoice to you.
The term of the contract is three years. On expiry of the term, it is tacitly renewed for one year each time. What happens if you cancel your subscription? Then you no longer have access to the management program or your data. Neither are updated any longer, in this case.
REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemical substances. It simultaneously enhances the competitiveness of the chemicals industry in the EU. The regulation also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances, with a view to reducing the number of tests carried out on animals.
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a European group structured around two activities: professional publishing (essentially legal, tax and statutory) and training. The group appeared in 1999 following the merger of Editions Législatives and the Editions Francis Lefebvre. Since then, the Group has developed both by organic growth and thanks to its ability to innovate all over Europe.