The information system for safety data sheets (ISi) has been created jointly by the Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI) and the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA). Its purpose is to provide public authorities, emergency services and the German Social Accident Insurance Institutions with access to the most comprehensive and up-to-date repository possible of safety data sheets for chemical products.
On 9 November 2011, the German chemicals act was brought into line with Article 45 of the GHS/CLP Regulation. One means by which the requirements stated in this regulation may be met is for safety data sheets for certain hazardous mixtures to be supplied to the ISi database at the IFA.
If you would also like to participate in the ISi, please refer to our instructions concerning the supply of safety data sheets and updates.
The database is not available to the general public, owing to contractual constraints. Access is granted to:
Some companies have consented to their safety data sheets being made accessible to the public. These are displayed under the "GAST" (guest) access.
The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and the IFA draw attention to the following:
The VCI, the companies supplying the safety data sheets and the DGUV/IFA accept no liability for the safety data sheets being up to date, correct, complete or free of errors, nor do they accept any liability for direct or indirect damage or loss resulting from use of the safety data sheets. This provision does not affect companies' responsibility for their safety data sheets and for the content thereof in accordance with the companies' statutory obligations.
Dr Caroline von Oppen
Tel: +49 2241 231-2740
Skilled chemist for toxicology
Tel: +49 2241 231-2815
Tel.:0 +49 2241 231-2744
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA)
Division 1: Information technology, Risk management
Alte Heerstraße 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Fax: +49 2241 231-2234