Safety Data Sheets Translations

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We have great experience in providing highly technical translations for hazardous chemicals producers. A specialist team with a very strong engineering focus translates, amongst a range of other work, complex chemical safety information and chemical products labelling.

By way of example, hazardous chemical producers are required to provide a Safety Data Sheet in the official language(s) of each country/market where its products are sold or produced.

Safety Data Sheets include information about the properties of the substance (or mixture), its hazards and instructions for handling, disposal and transport and also first-aid, fire-fighting and exposure control measures.

One example of our work in this area was a major exercise to translate large volumes of technical data into six languages including Vietnamese and Korean for marine, protective and offshore coatings specialists Safinah.

Our task was to complete 300,000 word translations of Material Safety Data Sheets and product information relating to marine coatings and protection, including product descriptions, characteristics, recommended uses and performance characteristics.

The project, which took just eight weeks to complete, included translation, editing and typesetting of the data sheets into Norwegian, Korean, Vietnamese, French, German and Dutch.

A small team of translators with high quality technical and engineering experience performed the tasks of translating the Safinah documentation from English.

To assist in such projects, we are able to leverage translation memory tools to maintain consistency throughout and to reduce time and costs.

All our translators’ work is further edited and proofread before being handed to clients who check it with their own in-country contacts as an additional safeguard on accuracy. We received excellent feedback from Safinah after this process, which, as translators, we are always very happy to receive.

RWS has translated thousands of Safety Data Sheets for clients in recent years, covering more than 25 languages on a regular basis including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, French, German, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Greek, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai.