Compliance to GHS may seem simple which it is not. It is difficult to implement and comply with the regulations because of the task involved especially for the unskilled individuals. Only professionals can carry out the process since they have the know-how on various chemical formulation.
If there is a formulation or chemical that is known to be hazardous according to the various categories, GHS SDS should be prepared. GHS safety data sheets are supposed to be prepared by exporters, dealers, manufacturers, and importers in case the chemical is in the cut off value for various harmful classes. For instance, GHS SDS requires preparation of data sheets for chemicals with a concentration beyond 1% due to their acute toxicity. For chemicals that affect the reproductive organs also called carcinogenic chemicals, they have a cut off value of less than 0.1%. 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. 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 minimum information that should be included in the safety data sheets are such as the use of the chemical, GHS product identifier, classification hazards along with the restrictions. Disclosure of chemical formulation ingredients to many manufactures is usually a cautious process.Disclosure of ingredients used to form a chemical is a requirement and should be carried out in the proper way to ensure confidentiality as the right information is disclosed since it is critical area that requires the help of an experienced professional.
When datasheets are being prepared by professionals, they should always avoid ambiguity in the content and the language used should be easy to read and understand. The experts need to know the pitfalls for the use of language and how they should avoid these pitfalls. Thus, they are supposed to make their content accurate and clear regardless of the type of language various countries use as well as their geographical location. There should be translated document translating the English language to a country’s local language if its primary language is not English. That’s the reason why it is vital to hire experts.
Sometimes, chemical reclassification may be required and SDS preparation 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.