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Why You Need to Have the Pros Handle Your GHS SDS Needs
On the face value it often seems that the preparation of the GHS Safety Data Sheets is quite simple and straightforward. However, if you happen to be looking at the aspect of the compliance and implementation, it will be quite an involving task given the fact of the complex nature that the task turns out to be more so for the uninitiated ones. GHS SDS must be prepared if in any case you happen to be handling any chemical or formulation that is deemed as being hazardous according to various classes. In case your chemicals happen to get to the cut off values for the hazaedous classes then as a manufacturer, importer or dealer you must make sure that you have prepared the GHS Safety Data Sheets. Take an example of where you are dealing with those substances that have been classed as of high toxicity levels, concentration levels being 1% and above in which case you have to prepare the GHS Safety Data Sheets. For those chemicals that are known to be carcinogenic or those that affect the reproductive organs, the cut off level is often set at less than 0.1%. Even though these steps are in a way standardized, they often as well call on you to ensure that you have complied with the various sections that deal with a number of considerations such as identification, handling, composition, first aid measures and all the issues that may be related to the chemical in question. For the case of just a single chemical, it becomes quite easy to handle. Though if the case be that a chemical is but a part of the formulation, you will realize that the classification will be a bit of a challenge and as such you will need some bit of professional and expert help so as to come up with the right classification.
The GHS SDS has not been adopted in the same way across all countries. You need to note the fact that in actual sense there is no set of regulations and demands on any country to follow any given set of rules in so far as this need goes. There are as well some countries, especially those in the European Union, where there has been adoption of some kind of added practices. If you happen to be an exporter going into the European market with your chemicals and formulations you need to bear in mind the fact of the need to have complied with the requirements of the EU over and above that of their mother countries. The majority of the countries have actually adopted the GHS regulations and at the same time have their own set of regulations touching on these as well. Looking at this, you will realize that it is quite important for you to have a professional compile country compliant safety data sheets.