Our ferroalloys are delivered with REACH safety data sheets. What does this actually mean? What does it guarantee to the steelworks and foundries? We talked about this in this article.
The Reach certificate is a document that attests to the conformity of companies with a specific health and environmental protection directive. The precepts envisaged by the Reach directive can be applied to different industrial sectors and, on the ferroalloys market, supplying material including Reach safety data sheets has become synonymous of quality, reliability and trustworthiness of the supplier.
Here are some further details on what the Reach directive envisages and the advantages obtained by the steelworks and foundries that purchase ferroalloys with safety documents.
What is the Reach directive
The Reach directive is a regulation adopted by the European Union to improve the work environment and the health of workers who come into contact with chemical substances.
It applies to every merchandise sector that envisages the use of chemical substances, from industry to goods of common use, such as the sectors of household appliances and household cleaning products, and this is why it affects the majority of European enterprises and the ferroalloys market is not excluded.
What does the Reach directive envisage for ferroalloys
The Reach directive envisages a code of conduct that companies are required to adopt concerning the use and disposal of chemical substances. Findings, it also recommends less dangerous substances that can be used as alternatives to those currently in use, in order to achieve the same results with a lower environmental impact and less risk to the health of workers.
Companies that adopt the Reach directive must trace the chemicals used, indicating how they are used and how they will be disposed of, and must communicate their procedures to ECHA, the body that supervises the application of the Reach directive, which attests to whether or not the materials can be considered safe for health aspects and the environment.
The advantages of having Reach certified ferroalloys
Purchasing ferroalloys with a Reach safety data sheet is equivalent to a guarantee of quality and safety for every steelworks or foundry.
First and foremost, Reach certified ferroalloys are supplied with all the documentation that attests to the chemical substances present and any possible risks; this puts the steelworks and foundries in a position to put in place suitable production processes and safeguard the health their workers.
Secondly, working with a supplier of Reach certified ferroalloys means being able to rely on a trustworthy company, which truly cares about the health of its workers and the environmental impact of its business, and which, year after year, is committed to finding less dangerous and higher performing solutions. In other words, a supplier of ferroalloys that one can depend on and with whom it is possible to establish lasting collaborations and mutual esteem.