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CHEMDOX is the authoring software to create your safety data sheets (SDSs) in accordance with:

  • GHS system of the United Nations (UNECE)
  • REACH in conjunction with the CLP Regulations (CLP; EU implementation of the GHS)
  • OSHA, appendix D to 29 CFR 1910.1200 of the United States
  • all national GHS implementations where a CHEMDOX country package is available

Starting from your (automatically) classified product you can create safety data sheets (SDSs) easily and in many different languages for international use.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS / MSDS) basic settings

Safety Data Sheet (SDS / MSDS) basic settings

In each specific safety data sheet (SDS) for a given product (substance or mixture) the following choices are supported:

  • Selection of the supplier (i.e. distributor, legal person with responsibility for the created safety data sheet (SDS))
  • Intended use
  • Selection of the country for which the safety data sheet (SDS) is being created
  • Selection of the language in which the safety data sheet (SDS) is being created
  • Applicable GHS regulation
  • Version of the document
  • Selection of the custom template used to create the safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Country-specific settings (e.g. national occupational exposure limits)



In CHEMDOX the creation of safety data sheets (SDS) is based on templates.

Each template defines:

  1. LAYOUT such as positioning, fonts, colors, tables, etc.
  2. RULES for the output of:
  • Substance and classification data from the substance database
  • Texts, phrases or text blocks from the phrase catalog
  • Graphics (e.g. symbols and pictograms for labeling) from the symbol library
  • Supplier information (e.g. address, logo, etc.)

CHEMDOX comes with a set of standard templates for different legal provisions and sectors. Use the standard templates to easily develop your own templates with your own personal layout and rules.


  • Page size, margins, etc.
  • Styles: format settings for certain areas (e.g., heading, text, etc.)
  • Format settings
    • Font (own CI-font, serif, sans-serif, fixed)
    • Style (bold, italic, underline or crossed out)
    • Color for text and background
    • Character translation (lowercase or uppercase characters, first character as uppercase)
    • Delimiter (any character for separation of bulleted lists)
    • Prefix (any character at the beginning of a text segment; Default = none)
    • Suffix (any character at the end of a text segment; Default = dot)
  • Graphical options
    • .jpg, .png, .gif
    • Scaling
  • Layout options in sections for text, data, graphics
    • next to heading (text in a separate column)
    • under heading
    • in columns
    • in tables


  • More than 20 predefined, multi-column tables
  • Can be placed in any section of the safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Each table column can be activated / deactivated
  • Individually adjustable column widths


  • Choose from existing hazard symbols / pictograms: e.g. GHS, DSD, transportation law
  • Choose from existing graphics: e.g. mandatory signs, prohibition signs, protective gloves, protective clothing, waste types and specific warning signs
  • Use your own graphics (e.g. logo)

Rules in Templates

The output of contents is based on rules within the template.

Contents such as substance data and classification data come from the substance database; phrases and text blocks come from the phrase catalog, graphics (e.g. symbols and pictograms for labeling) come from the symbol library or supplier information section (e.g. address, logo).

These contents can be displayed NEVER, ALWAYS, or SOMETIMES, by taking into account the DEFAULT settings, or on the basis of individually definable RULES.


Display a certain phrase
"physical state" = "gaseous"
"odor" = "no odor is perceptible"

CHEMDOX Phrase Catalog

CHEMDOX Phrase Catalog

The CHEMDOX phrase catalog contains all of the text blocks and their translations that you need for your documents (safety data sheets (SDS), operating instructions, etc.).

  • Headings
  • Product information
  • Company information
  • Hazards
  • Safety advice
  • Classification/labeling
  • Use (intended use)
  • Form, color, smell
  • Species (organisms)
  • Disposal (lists of wastes)
  • Transport (dangerous goods)
  • ECHA descriptors
  • National regulations
  • European regulations
  • References
  • Specific chemicals
  • Abbreviations used
  • (protective) equipment
  • Emergency information (fire + spillage)
  • Additional non-specific information
  • Sources and units
  • etc.

CHEMDOX uses correct technical terms which were taken directly from the legal texts. This also applies to all translations. The CHEMDOX phrase catalog comes in many languages.
Phrases that contain variable (substance) data from the database are also included, using placeholders such as: "store at temperatures not exceeding {$MAX_STORE_TEMP}".
The phrases are stored in the catalog in such a way that they can be used as a heading, sentence, "proclamation", or in a bulleted list.


  1. When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
  2. When using do not eat, drink or smoke!
  4. as part of a flowing bulleted list:
    • keep away from combustible material / when using do not eat, drink or smoke / keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking
  5. as part of a bulleted list (with individually set bullets)
    • when using do not eat, drink or smoke
    • keep away from combustible material
    • keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking

The phrase catalog can be extended with your own wording and text blocks.

EUPhraC Module "ES" and EUPhraC Module "SDS Main Body"

EUPhraC Module "ES" and EUPhraC Module "SDS Main Body"

Two additional phrase catalogs, EUPhraC Module "ES" and EUPhraC Module "SDS Main Body", are available in about 35 languages as an option:

English (GB), English (US), French, Portuguese, German, Greek, Romanian, Turkish, Czech, Latvian, Russian, Hungarian, Croatian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Danish, Norwegian, Slovenian, Estonian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Malay, Chinese, Chinese trad. (Taiwanese), Thai, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian

Additional languages, countries and versions

Additional languages, countries and versions

As the person responsible, you can create safety data sheets (SDSs) for your products easily in your native language.

By changing the basic settings, your safety data sheets (SDSs) are then converted with a few easy steps to other languages or countries with the relevant national regulations. Safety data sheets (SDSs) are automatically versioned by CHEMDOX.

Country Packages

Country Packages

CHEMDOX offers extensions for companies which are active internationally.

Country Packages contain substance identifiers and phrases for documents in the relevant country language, as well as national regulations such as, e.g., Occupational Exposure Limits.

CHEMDOX country packages are available for:
Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Morocco, Iceland, Argentina, Ukraine.

Do you need a different country package? We can deliver the needed country package upon request.

Country and Language Coverage

Coming soon


Country Country ISO Code Language Language ISO Code
Argentina AR Spanish es
Brazil BR Portugese pt-BR
Canada CA US English, French en-US, fr
Mexico MX Spanish es
USA US US English en-US


Country Country ISO Code Language Language ISO Code
Australia AU British English en
China CN Chinese (simplified) zh-z2
Indonesia ID Indonesian id
Japan JP Japanese ja
South Korea KR Korean ko
Malaysia MY Malay ms
New Zealand NZ British English en
Philippines PH British English en
Singapore SG Chinese (simplified) zh-z2
Thailand TH Thai th
Taiwan TW Chinese (traditional) zh-z1


Country Country ISO Code Language Language ISO Code
Austria AT German de
Belgium BE German, French, Dutch de, fr, nl
Bulgaria BG Bulgarian bg
Switzerland CH German, French, Italian de-CH, fr, it
Cyprus CY Greek el
Czech Republic CZ Czech cs
Germany DE German de
Denmark DK Danish da
Estonia EE Estonian et
Spain ES Spanish es
Finland FI Finnish fi
France FR French fr
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB British English en
Greece GR Greek el
Croatia HR Croatian hr
Hungary HU Hungarian hu
Ireland IE British English en
Iceland IS Icelandic is
Italy IT Italian it
Lithuania LT Lithuanian lt
Luxembourg LU German, French de, fr
Latvia LV Latvian lv
Malta MT British English en
Netherlands NL Dutch nl
Norway NO Norwegian no
Poland PL Polish pl
Portugal PT Portugese pt
Romania RO Romanian ro
Serbia RS Serbian sr
Russian Federation RU Russian ru
Sweden SE Swedish sv
Slovenia SI Slovenian sl
Slovakia SK Slovak sk
Ukraine UKR Ukrainian uk

Middle East

Country Country ISO Code Language Language ISO Code
Israel IL Hebrew he
Turkey TR Turkish tr


Country Country ISO Code Language Language ISO Code
Morocco MA Arabic, French ar, fr
South Africa ZA British English en

Safety Data Sheets according to:


CLP/REACH incl. Classification List

Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (1272/2008/EC). Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (1907/2006/EC)



Purple Book

United Nations (UN) Model Regulation: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals



29 CFR 1910.1200

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200)


GHS Canada


Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)


GHS Mexico


GHS Brazil

Brazilian Standard ABNT NBR 14725

GHS Argentina

Resolution 155/2016

Resolution 155/2016: Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemical products (SGA / GHS). Modifying resolution 801/2015


GHS Australia

WHS Regulations

Safe Work Australia - Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations


GHS China

National Standard GB 13690 incl. Classification List

State Council Decree 591- Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals


GHS Taiwan

Taiwan National Standards CNS 15030

GHS Japan

Japanese Industrial Standards JIS Z7252 incl. Classification List

GHS Korea

MOEL Public Notice No. 2016-19 incl. Classification List

GHS Indonesia

Peraturan Nomor 04/BIM/PER

GHS Thailand

B.E. 2555

GHS Malaysia

Peraturan CLASS / CLASS Regulations incl. Classification List

GHS Singapore

Singapore Standard SS 586

GHS Philippines


DENR Administrative Order No. 2015-05 (DAO-2015-09)


GHS Viet Nam


Regulations on classification and labeling of chemicals


GHS South Africa

Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Agents, 2021

GHS Serbia

Službeni glasnik RS, br. 105/2013, 52/2017, 21/2019

Rulebook on classification, packaging, labelling and advertising of chemical and certain product in accordance with the UN Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling


GHS Russia

GOST 31340-2013

Labelling of chemicals. General requirements.


GHS Turkey

T.C. 31330 incl. Classification List

Regulation Amending the Regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (T.C. 31330)


GHS Israel

SI 2302 Part 1

Israeli Standard SI 2302 Part 1: Dangerous substances and mixtures: Classification, labelling, marking and packaging



GB CLP/UK REACH incl. Classification List

The CHEMDOX Workflow for SDS Authoring:

  • Select template
  • Select country and language
  • Review draft
  • Save final safety data sheet (SDS)
  • Derive country-language safety data sheet (SDS) variations with one click (runs in the background)
  • Make use of electronic SDS exchange using SDSComXML
  • Distribute your SDSs automatically by integrating with your ERP system
The CHEMDOX Workflow for SDS Authoring

The CHEMDOX Features for SDS Authoring:

  • Extendable document templates including rules
  • Styles (private labeling support)
  • Work with multiple phrase catalogs and a pictogram library (20.000+ phrases, 200+ pictograms) in about 40 languages
  • Automatically derive and generate country-language safety data sheet (SDS) variations in the background
  • Automatically check if documents are up to date
  • Change tracking and versioning
  • Electronic exchange of safety data sheets (e.g. SDSCom XML)
The CHEMDOX Features for SDS Authoring

Your benefits:


Generate your safety data sheets (SDS / MSDS) for about 50 countries quickly and automatically


Automate your SDS creation process, making use of templates and rules that give you incredible flexibility


Increase your competitive advantage by improving the appearance of your documents

What's next:

SDS Translation

'Translate' your SDS into about 40 languages.

SDS Distribution

Distribute your SDS automatically with minimal manual effort.

GHS Compliance

Improve your GHS (Globally Harmonized System) compliance.

Related topics:

CHEMDOX Software Features Overview

All necessary features for seamless hazardous substance management.


Generate safety relevant documents (SDSs, Labels, etc.) quickly and easily.

Automatic Classification & Labeling

Numerous automatic classification calculators available.

System Integration & Data Exchange

Open and easy to integrate. Handle required regulatory notifications easily and efficiently.

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