Essential Considerations for SDS Preparation: Ensuring Accuracy and Compliance

 In SDS: Safety Data Sheets

When engaging in SDS preparation, whether through contracted services or self-preparation, it’s imperative to consider these key points:

  1. Avoid Reliance on Standard MSDS: Depending solely on standard OSHA or Canadian WHMIS MSDS may lead to incomplete GHS classification and SDS.
  2. Verify Test Data: With GHS altering classification endpoints, using unverified test data risks misclassification, potentially leading to inaccurate labels.
  3. Thorough Formulation Review: Accurate SDS classification necessitates comprehensive scrutiny of the entire formulation, including all ingredients at every level.
  4. Ensure CPR Criteria Compliance: For Canadian use, GHS SDS must meet CPR criteria, explicitly stated on the document.
  5. Understand Liability: As the identified manufacturer or importer on the SDS, you’re liable for any inaccuracies, regardless of authorship.

Prioritize precision in SDS preparation to mitigate errors and ensure compliance with GHS standards.

A compliant GHS SDS and label requires time to accurately review all the information available on the product. Avoid expensive mistakes. Ensure you do it right the first time.


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