Seveso (Restriction list)

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Navigate to Overview > Restriction- and prohibition lists
Please note that this is an add-on list.

About the list

The Seveso Directive is an EU directive (Directive 2012/18/EU) that addresses the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. Named after the Seveso disaster in Italy in 1976, the directive establishes requirements for industrial facilities handling hazardous substances to prevent and mitigate the impact of major accidents. 

The list consists of hazard statements and CAS numbers listed in the directive.

I have products on the list - what should I do?

If you see that you have products inventoried in iChemistry that match the Seveso list, you can start by examining which substance is causing the matching and in what concentration that substance is in the product.

To do this, go to the product's iSafe> Restriction- and prohibition lists and see the substance name under Reason. Then click on Show composition (or section 3 in the SDS) to see the concentration level for that substance. This way you see if the substance that causes the matching is present in high concentrations in your chemical product or not.

After that, you'll need to make an assessment if you'll need to substitute the product or adapt the risk assessment in some way. Should you need any help, please contact our EHS experts by sending an e-mail to

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