ECHA SDS Compliance Checks Starting in 2023

ECHA SDS Compliance Checks

By Lorrie Ritter, Sr. Chemical Regulatory Compliance Specialist ECHA’s enforcement Forum met back in June of 2021and agreed to control safety data sheets (SDS) in an EU-wide enforcement project (REF-11). These inspections will look at the quality of information in the EU SDS. The project will run throughout 2023, and a report can be expected […]

Top SDS Software Enterprise Use Cases

Safety Data Sheets have historically been used in hard copy format, stored away in a binder for reference making it almost impossible to quickly author and update them. These OSHA-required documents are designed to help employees identify hazardous materials and understand the appropriate handling of these materials. However, manually authoring and updating every hazardous substance’s […]

The Importance of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) on an SDS

By Nabila Al Hasan, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Occupational exposure limits (OELs) are values, determined by various health regulatory bodies, that indicate safe levels of human exposure to hazardous chemicals. Available research information and recent data on hazardous substances, especially concerning acute toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and toxicity to reproduction, are used to set these limits. OELs […]

Completing Section 10 of Your SDS Without Product Test Data

By Veronica Marrero, Regulatory Compliance Specialist Many times, Section 10 of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is comprised of ambiguous statements, something you want to steer clear of in hazard communication. The best way to communicate the information most accurate to the product in Section 10 is with test data. However, this may not always […]

What Physical Properties Drive Hazard Classifications?

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When authoring Safety Data Sheets (SDS), there are several components that inform hazard classification. While aspects such as ingredients of a chemical or mixture, stability, and reactivity matter, more than 90% of the information on SDSs is based on physical properties. This is because ingredients may lose their hazardous properties when they’re mixed with other […]

CAS Number FAQs

CAS numbers are an important part of any Safety Data Sheets (SDS)—but, with over 180 million unique chemical substances, one small mistake when listing CAS numbers can lead to a chain of errors, lost time, and wasted dollars that can eventually be traced back to the source. Here’s what you need to know about CAS […]

A Quick MSDS-to-SDS Baseline Checklist

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Listen. We won’t name names but we know that there are a few of you – maybe more than ‘a few’ – who haven’t fully made the switch from MSDSs to GHS-compliant SDSs. And even though SDSs are kind of our thing, we get it: The requirement was a big ask of business owners already […]

FAQs: Updating and Managing Safety Data Sheets

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We’ve been helping our clients with compliance solutions, peerless expertise and mission-critical technologies for years. And in doing so, we’ve fielded many of the same questions from our partners about how to best protect employees, keep the environment safe, and reduce some of the risks we experience in today’s world. So, we thought it may […]

What You Need To Know About Authoring Safety Data Sheets

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Currently, the methods and technology manufacturers use to create their safety data sheets are, unfortunately, resulting in a lot of product hazard misclassification. And while many of the dangers and risks associated with the under classification of products are pretty obvious, it may surprise you to know that more SDSs are over-classified than under-classified – […]

How Achieving Greater Safety Leads to Greater Profits

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In October 1987, a group of prominent Wall Street investors and stock analysts awaited the arrival of the new CEO of the Aluminum Company of America. And just before noon, their anticipation was met by Alcoa’s new chief executive, Paul O’Neill. But what followed was wholly unexpected. Because instead of corporate buzzwords and talks about […]