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Why is my product hazardous under GHS?

By: Kirsten Alcock, Manager, Product Safety,  email

Are you surprised by your new GHS classifications? Is your product being classified as hazardous but in the past was considered non-hazardous?

The rules have changed over the past few years. With GHS fully implemented in the US and Canada not far behind, many of our clients are finding that products that were considered non-hazardous in the past are now hazardous under the GHS rules. For example, a product that was not a skin sensitizer under the old WHMIS 1988 is now due to the lower reporting requirement of 0.1%.

If you are not ready to author your SDS but would like to know how your formulation would be classified, we can help you. We can determine your GHS classification for your formulations BEFORE production, BEFORE your labels are printed and BEFORE your marketing materials are sent out. This can save you thousands of dollars. We can help by suggesting a reformulation to a lower component percentage, removing your product from the classification of, for example, a carcinogen or a mutagen.  This will make your product safer for Canadians and more successful on the market.

Dell Tech has been in the business of classifying chemicals for over 35 years. In addition to our extensive classification experience, our Product Safety Consultants are experts on both Canadian and US GHS regulations. We have access to thousands of regulatory listings which are constantly changing. A chemical in the past may not have been considered a carcinogen but has been updated by IARC and must be reported as such.

Let us help you through the intricacies of hazard communication. Contact us today to learn more.


Dell Tech has provided professional, confidential consulting services to the chemical specialty industry in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia for the last 35 years.  Contact us today for more information.

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