A Little Background While many in industry regard Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as a tedious formality—a document that is seldom read—the information in an SDS can have very serious downstream effects, especially if it’s inaccurate. Something as seemingly benign as a supplier listing the wrong Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) number in Section 3 of the…read more.
This is a question that is often asked by companies – and the short answer to the question is a resounding ‘YES!’ There are, however, conditions that must be met. For electronic workplace SDS compliance, OSHA requires that the availability and accessibility of electronic SDSs be included in your organization’s Hazard Communication Plan. An OSHA-defined…read more.
Companies using chemical products must produce accurate chemical safety information in accordance with regulations. But interpreting regulations and implementing processes to sustain chemical compliance can be challenging and as such, mistakes are often made. Here, we take a look at some of the most commonly made mistakes when it comes to SDS management and authoring…read more.
Did you know that in the making of tooth paste, if fluoride gets on a worker’s skin, there is a 12-plus page document called a safety data sheet that explains how to deal with fluoride toxicity? Not only that, but did you know toothpaste has several hazardous components in it? Each one of those components has…read more.
1. Do we have to list all of the ingredients in our product? You only have to list the ingredients in your product that are considered hazardous. You do not have to list non-hazardous ingredients in the SDS. 2. Will we need to provide the exact % and CAS # of our ingredients? Answer: You…read more.
The industry had been bracing itself for the swift arrival of June 1st. As of that date, the Globally Harmonized System came into force under the jurisdiction of the U. S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA HazCom 2012). These new waters open up many questions about how implementation will proceed,…read more.
From time to time, our customers look for our regulatory team to clarify their obligations regarding Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s) for household consumer products. For the US, the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard exempts products that fall under the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Consumer Product Safety Act and Federal Hazardous Substances Act, as well as cosmetics…read more.