Manufacturers, importers, and transporters of workplace and consumer chemical products are required by law to evaluate the hazards of their products. Dell Tech works hand-in-hand with clients from all over the world to test industrial and consumer chemical products.

It is mandatory to label products and provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that communicate the hazards for anyone that purchases, receives, or uses the product, and records supporting the hazard classification must be maintained.

Hazard Classification Testing

Dell Tech performs classification testing, using the same test methods required by Regulations, including:

  • DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations: 49CFR173
  • OSHA HCS 2012: 29CFR1910.1200
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Federal Hazardous Substances Act: 16CFR1500
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR)
  • Hazardous Products Regulations (WHMIS 2015)
  • Consumer Chemicals & Containers Regulations (CCCR)
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

Click to view Dell Tech ISO 17025 Certificate & Scope of Accreditation.

HOW DELL TECH CAN HELP:

Dell Tech has the accreditation, experience, and equipment to test your product for the following hazards:

  • Flammable Liquids
    • ASTM D56: Standard test method for flashpoint by Tag Closed Cup tester
    • ASTM D93: Standard test methods for flashpoint by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup tester
    • UN TDG Method L.2: Sustained combustibility test
  • Flammable Aerosols
    • GHS/UN TDG: Ignition distance test for spray aerosol
    • GHS/UN TDG: Enclosed space ignition test
    • GHS/UN TDG: Aerosol foam flammability test
    • 16CFR1500.45: Method for determining extremely flammable and flammable contents of self-pressurized containers
    • CCCR Schedule 1: Test for determining the flashback and the length of the flame projection of a flammable product enclosed in a spray container
    • Health Canada Official Method DO-30: Determination of flame projection
    • Health Canada Method C31.2: Sustained combustibility of aerosol foam of consumer products

Click to view Dell Tech presentation of the testing of Flammable Aerosols for OSHA HCS 2012, Transportation of Hazardous Materials/ Dangerous Goods, and GHS. 

  • Corrosives
    • OECD 435 (Corrositex®): In vitro membrane barrier test for skin corrosion.
    • GHS/UN TDG Method C.1: Test for determining the corrosive properties of liquids and solids that may become liquid during transport as dangerous goods of Class 8, Packing Group III
    • CCCR: Determination of Acid Reserve or Alkali Reserve.

Click here to read how the UN GHS/UN TDG Method C.1 for metals corrosion (now cited by DOT, OSHA, WHIMS, and GHS) differs from the ASTM G31 method that was previously cited by the regulations, and learn why you may need to retest your products.

Click here to read how you can use OECD 435 (Corrositex®) to confirm classification, including Packing Groups and GHS Categories.

Joe McCarthy

Manager, Laboratory Services Group Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Call: 519-858-5024
Email: jmccarthy@delltech.com