GHS compliance can seem simple while it is not. The reason is because the tasks involved in complying and implementing the requirements are complex especially for the uninitiated. Only professionals can carry out the process since they have the know-how on various chemical formulation.
If there is a formulation or chemical that is known to be hazardous according to the various categories, GHS SDS should be prepared. If a chemical is in the cut-off value for hazardous class, GHS safety data sheets need to be prepared by manufacturers, dealers, importers, and exporters. For example, it is a requirement that chemicals which are in the class of acute toxicity of 1% concentration or more are supposed to have an appropriate GHS SDS. For chemicals that affect the reproductive organs also called carcinogenic chemicals, they have a cut off value of less than 0.1%. 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.A professional will be needed if the formulation is formed by various chemicals because the work becomes difficult. When only one chemical has been used it is not difficult, and therefore you may not require a professional.
The minimum information that should be included in the safety data sheets are such as the use of the chemical, GHS product identifier, classification hazards along with the restrictions. Disclosure of chemical formulation ingredients to many manufactures is usually a cautious process. During the disclosure of ingredient s used in formation of a chemical substance, you should ensure that you involve a professional sine it requires confidentiality as you ensure the appropriate disclosure of information.
It is important to be aware that datasheets should be prepared in an easy language and there should be no ambiguity in the content. The experts need to know the pitfalls for the use of language and how they should avoid these pitfalls. 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 translated document translating the English language to a country’s local language if its primary language is not English.That is why is important to hire professionals for the task.
Sometimes, chemical reclassification may be required and SDS preparation from the ground up.In such cases, professionals are requiring to do the task in a sure and safe way for full compliance to be ensured.