We offer expertise and product literature to customers who produce, handle, use, transport or dispose of Covestro products, including information on:
- General product safety
- Worker protection
- Toxicity and eco-toxicity
- Waste disposal
- Transportation regulations
- Industrial hygiene
- Environmental and regulatory compliance
Resources developed by our product safety specialists include:
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Our product safety experts author SDSs 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
Our product safety experts also author 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 product safety assistance for selected Covestro products
Covestro can offer on-site assistance in the form of site visits to conduct health and safety presentations, plant walk-throughs and industrial hygiene surveys. Product safety and industrial hygiene support services available to customers are listed below.
Safe handling seminars
Product specific safe handling presentations designed for educating employees about health, safety and environmental issues involving Covestro's polyurethane raw materials.
Industrial hygiene plan evaluations
On-site plan walk-throughs aimed at providing hazard awareness, guidance and recommendations for safe handling practices for polyurethane products.
Industrial hygiene monitoring services
Industrial hygiene sampling services that include stack, production workplace, and individual breathing zone air monitoring on Covestro products.
Medical surveillance consultation
Guidance and recommendations for developing a medical surveillance program for isocyanate products, including brochures and direct line consultation with professional medical personnel.
Risk management planning and consultation
Printed materials and consultation services available, involving products subject to EPA's RMP regulations.