Compliance to GHS may seem simple which it is not.This is because of the complex task involved in implementing and complying with the regulations for the inexperienced.The process can only be carried out t by experts with the knowledge of various chemical compositions.
GHS SDS are supposed to be prepared if there is any formulation or chemical that is dangerous in reference to the various classes. 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 instance, GHS SDS requires preparation of data sheets for chemicals with a concentration beyond 1% due to their acute toxicity. It is required that for chemicals that affect the reproductive organs, the cut off should be less than 0.1%. Besides, different sections need to be complied with from identification, composition, accidental release, handling, first aid measures, exposure, control and many more although there is a standard format. Since the job becomes difficult when different chemicals have been used, an expert can be of great help to assist in identifying them. When only one chemical has been used it is not difficult, and therefore you may not require a professional.
The use of the chemical, GHS product identifier, restrictions together with classification of hazard should be included in the minimum information when preparing Safety data sheets. Disclosure of chemical formulation ingredients to many manufactures is usually a cautious process. Disclosure of chemical composition is a prerequisite and need to be done in the right way to make ensure confidentiality and still ensure that proper information is disclosed making it an important process that requires the help of an expert.
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 professionals should be aware of the negative effects of the use of language and how they can protect themselves from those effects.They should, therefore, know how their content can be clear and accurate no matter the language used in the different countries and also the geographic location of the country. There should be a document containing translated language to local language if the primary language of the country is not English. Hiring skilled people is essential for that reason.
There are times when chemical classification can be needed as well as preparation of SDS from the ground up. For such cases, full compliance can only be assured by professionals since they will be able to work in a safe as well as sure way.