Safety data sheet (GBF in Turkish) are documents that list information about occupational safety and health for the use of various substances and products. GBFs are a widely used system for cataloging information about chemicals, chemical compounds, and chemical mixtures. GBF information may contain instructions for safe handling and potential hazards and may be associated with a specific material or product, along with spill processing procedures. Older GBF formats may vary from source to source, depending on national requirements; however, the newer GBF format has been standardized internationally.

A GBF for a substance is not primarily intended for use by the general consumer but instead focuses on the dangers of working with the material in a professional environment. There is also the task of appropriately labeling substances on the basis of Physico-chemical, health or environmental risk. Labels may contain dangerous symbols such as European Union standard symbols. The same product (for example, paints sold by the same company under the same brand names) can have different formulations in different countries. The formulation and hazard of a product using a generic name may vary among manufacturers in the same country.

Contains standard specifications for the Global Compatibility Classification System of Chemicals and Labeling safety information. GBF follows the 16 internationally accepted section formats, and for substances, in particular, it must follow GBF with an Annex containing the exposure scenarios of this particular substance. 16 sections:

SECTION 1: Identity of the substance/mixture and company/distributor

1.1. Product identifier

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

1.3. Safety data sheet supplier information

1.4. Emergency phone number

SECTION 2: Hazards Identification

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture

2.2. Label elements

2.3. other dangers

SECTION 3: Composition / information on ingredients

3.1. substances

3.2. Premix

SECTION 4: First aid measurements

4.1. Description of first aid measures

4.2. Important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

4.3. Emergency medical attention indication and necessary special treatment

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

5.1. Disruptive media

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

5.3. Advice for firefighters


6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

6.2. Environmental precautions

6.3. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

6.4. Reference to other sections

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

7.2. Safe storage conditions, including any incompatibilities

7.3. Specific end uses

SECTION 8: Exposure controls / personal protection

8.1. control parameters

8.2. Exposure controls

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

9.2. Other information

SECTION 10: Stability and reaction

10.1. reactivity

10.2. Chemical stability

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

10.4. Conditions to avoid

5.10. incompatible materials

10.6. Dangerous waste

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1. Information on toxicological effects

SECTION 12: Ecological information

12.1. toxicity

12.2. Persistence and degradability

3.12. Bioaccumulative potential

12.4. mobility in soil

12.5. Results of PBT and vPVB assessment

12.6. Other adverse effects

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods

SECTION 14: Transport information

14.1. UN number

2.14. UN proper shipping name

14.3. Transport hazard class (es)

14.4. Packing group

14.5. Environmental hazards

14.6. Special precautions for the user

14.7. Bulk transportation according to MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code

SECTION 15: Legislative information

15.1. Safety, health and environmental legislation specific to the substance or mixture

15.2. Chemical Safety Assessment

SECTION 16: Other information

16.2. Date of the last revision of the GBF