GHS compliance can seem simple while 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.
If there is a formulation or chemical that is known to be hazardous according to the various categories, GHS SDS should be prepared. 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. A cut off of less than 0.1% is provided for chemicals that are carcinogenic for their effect on the reproductive organs. However, compliance is required to the various section that relates to composition, identification, accidental release, first aid measures, handling, exposure control, among others though the format has been standardized. You will need the assistance of a professional in case the formulation has many different chemicals since the task becomes complex. When only one chemical has been used it is not difficult, and therefore you may not require a professional.
When preparing safety data sheets, there is the minimum information that should be contained which include the chemical use, restrictions and classification of hazards, and GHS product identifier. During the disclosure of chemical composition, many manufactures become hesitant. 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. Hence, regardless of the geographical location and the language in different countries, the professionals need to know how they can use accurate and clear content in their datasheets.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.
SDS preparation and reclassification of chemicals may be required at times. 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.