Why You Need to Have the Pros Handle Your GHS SDS Needs
From the general appearance, it often seems that the preparation of the GHS Safety Data Sheets is quite easy and straightforward. However, if you happen to be looking at the aspect of the compliance and implementation, it will be quite an involving task given the fact of the complex nature that the task turns out to be more so for the uninitiated ones. GHS SDS must be prepared if in any case you happen to be handling any chemical or formulation that is deemed as being hazardous according to various classes. Manufacturers, dealers and importers are required to prepare the GHS SDS whenever the chemicals happen to reach the cut off values for the hazardous classes. Take an example of a chemical that fall into the acute toxicity class with a concentration limit of 1% and more which as such must have the required GHS SDS. Chemicals that are known to be carcinogenic and those that affect the reproductive organs the cutoff point is often not more than 0.1%. In as much as these often are standardized as they are, they as well require that there be a compliance with a number of other factors that relate with the issues such as identification, first aid measures, fire fighting, handling, et cetera. If it happens that you are looking at a single chemical, then this is not as difficult to deal with. Though if the case be that a chemical is but a part of the formulation, you will realize that the classification will be a bit of a challenge and as such you will need some bit of professional and expert help so as to come up with the right classification.
The GHS SDS has not been adopted in the same way across all countries. You need to note the fact that in actual sense there is no set of regulations and demands on any country to follow any given set of rules in so far as this need goes. There are even some countries especially those in the European Union that have added some extra norms. Exporters taking their products to the European market, must have complied with the requirements as have been set by the EU over and above the fact that they have complied with their home country’s GHS SDS documents. Most countries have actually adopted the universal GHS recommendations and guidelines and they as well have had put in place their own set of recommendations and regulations on the same as well. Looking at this, you will realize that it is quite important for you to have a professional compile country compliant safety data sheets.