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Do you have a 16 section SDS? The time is now to start thinking about getting ready for GHS.
As a component of your company's safety compliance program, the ability to communicate potential workplace hazards efficiently and effectively is vital. Depending on the country or countries in which your company operates and the markets you serve, there are varying regulations to comply with. One of the major components of regulatory compliance is based on four simple words – material safety data sheets (SDSs). These SDSs are the foundation of your company's safety compliance program.
SDSs are well-known to companies whose business activities involve hazardous materials and dangerous goods. They contain important information regarding chemicals relating to hazard identification, first aid measures, handling and storage, transport information, and much more.
In The United States and Canada manufacturers and/or suppliers must provide proper material safety data sheets. These documents must meet all regulatory requirements as specified by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in The United States, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Identification System (WHMIS) in Canada. We are dedicated to helping your company maintain compliance.
At ICC Compliance Center, we offer a variety of SDS services that will meet and exceed your needs for regulatory compliance. Our regulatory department has more than 110 years of combined experience, enabling them to answer your health and safety, transportation, workplace regulations questions plus much more. We are your global hazmat solution!
Example Compliant SDS
SDS FormatsWe have the expertise to author SDSs to meet various regulations currently required to market your products internationally. Listed below are the standard formats we currently offer:
- North American GHS Ready
The 'North American GHS Ready' SDS is a 16 section SDS that follows the United Nation's (UN's) recommended 16 heading Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format, from the standard for the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling. These SDS's not only follow the UN's GHS SDS format for the arrangement of sections, but their content also follows current U.S. OSHA and Canadian WHMIS regulatory requirements. Once the GHS is finalized in Canadian and the U.S. regulatory law, these 'North American GHS Ready' SDS's will only require minor content updates to amend hazard information and terminology found in the SDS to match GHS classification schemes.
- European REACH SDS
The European REACH SDS is a 16 section Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that complies with the European Union's (EU's) Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Annex II (as amended). This European REACH SDS also has an arrangement of sections that is similar to the UN's GHS arrangement of sections, with slightly different section names. The EU REACH SDS is now available only for chemical products that are mixtures, with classifications based on Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, as amended, for the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.
- European REACH / GHS (or CLP)
The European REACH / GHS (or CLP) SDS is a 16 section Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that also complies with the EU's REACH Regulation, Annex II (as amended). This European REACH / GHS (or CLP) SDS, again, also has an arrangement of sections that is similar to the UN's GHS arrangement of sections, with slightly different section names. This EU REACH / GHS (or CLP) SDS is now required for pure substances, and is optional (by request) for chemical products that are mixtures. These SDS's provide classifications based on the EU's Regulation No. 1272/2008 for the classification, labelling and packaging of pure substances and mixtures, as amended. EU Regulation No. 1272/2008 is the EU's amendment of existing regulations to incorporate the UN's GHS.