Our Product Safety Group can produce a complete chemical inventory for your company, author SDS documents, follow up to ensure program integrity or even work with you to select your ideal training program. Our team is proficient at analyzing product formulations and we pride ourselves on making value added recommendations to improve product safety.
Dell Tech works diligently to keep end users safe while ensuring your products are compliant in Canada and the United States.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) contain specific information related to the chemicals within a product. WHMIS requires that SD sheets be available for all controlled products.
The USA Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) also requires SDS for controlled products in the US.
Dell Tech will review and classify your product to the appropriate regulation in order to author SDS that meet the various Canadian and USA requirements. Reviews include: Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Department of Transportation (DOT), WHMIS/GHS and compliance with CEPA, OSHA Hazcom 2012 and HMIS/NFPA ratings.
The Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations (CCCR 2001)establish categories and criteria for labeling and packaging required for consumer products sold in Canada. Dell Tech CCCR Consultants will ensure your labels are compliant for sale in Canada.
The USA Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates the labeling of hazardous household products in accordance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) and Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). Dell Tech CPSC Consultants will ensure your labels comply with US Regulations.
Compliance requires very specific label elements, including contrast, print type, legibility, durability, location and order.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is used to provide Canadian workers with information on materials used within their workplace.
WHMIS Supplier labels include hazard symbols, and very specific design, format and language requirements.
WHMIS Workplace labels also apply to controlled products that are produced and used in the workplace, transferred from one container to another within the workplace and when supplier labels are lost, defaced or illegible.
The Canadian Hazardous Materials Information Review Act (HMIRA) registration is required to protect confidential business information (CBI), such as the specific chemical identity, weight and/or percentage of any trade secret hazardous ingredients used in product.
A HMIRA registry number must appear on the Safety Data Sheet once granted by Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate.
Kirsten is the Manager of the Product Safety Group at Dell Tech, overseeing the team and all Safety Data Sheet authoring and consumer product label reviews. For her role as Manager, Kirsten is required to have in-depth familiarity with various modes of Transportation, ANSI, OSHA and WHMIS and how these regulations affect PCP, DIN, NHP, Cosmetic and CFIA registered products.
Since joining the company in 1999, Kirsten has acquired several professional certificates in the field of hazard communication, has updated transportation certificates when applicable and continues to take various courses including more than 200 additional hours of hazard communication training through the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC). She is also an active member of the HazCom Resources Committee with the SCHC. Kirsten holds an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (Zoology) from the University of Western Ontario
8 years later we are still using Dell Tech to author SDSs, review labels and keep us up to date on the always changing regulations in Canada and the US.