Compliance to GHS may seem simple which it is not.This is because of the complex task involved in implementing and complying with the regulations for the inexperienced.The process can only be carried out t by experts with the knowledge of various chemical compositions.
If there is a formulation or chemical that is known to be hazardous according to the various categories, GHS SDS should be prepared.GHS Safety Data Sheets should be prepared by manufacturers, dealers, importer, and exporters if the chemical is in the cut off value for different hazardous classes. For example chemicals which are in the category of acute toxicity 1% concentration limit or beyond are required to have the right GHS SDS. A cut off of less than 0.1% is provided for chemicals that are carcinogenic for their effect on the reproductive organs. However, compliance is required to the various section that relates to composition, identification, accidental release, first aid measures, handling, exposure control, among others though the format has been standardized. You will need the assistance of a professional in case the formulation has many different chemicals since the task becomes complex. It is normally simple if only one chemical has been used.
When preparing safety data sheets, there is the minimum information that should be contained which include the chemical use, restrictions and classification of hazards, and GHS product identifier.When it comes to chemical formulation ingredient disclosure, many manufacturers become cautious.Disclosure of ingredients used to form a chemical is a requirement and should be carried out in the proper way to ensure confidentiality as the right information is disclosed since it is critical area that requires the help of an experienced professional.
While preparing the datasheets, it is vital to know that the language to be used should be simple and any ambiguities should be avoided. Use of improper language can lead to negative results and therefore the professional handling the data sheets should be aware of such effects and protect themselves from them. Hence, regardless of the geographical location and the language in different countries, the professionals need to know how they can use accurate and clear content in their datasheets.There should be a document containing translated language to local language if the primary language of the country is not English. That’s the reason why it is vital to hire experts.
Sometimes, chemical reclassification may be required and SDS preparation from the ground up. For such cases, full compliance can only be assured by professionals since they will be able to work in a safe as well as sure way.