Updating msds sheets
Along with the product label, the SDS is the most important means of conveying safety information.
The seller or supplier is also responsible for ensuring the SDS is compliant.
This short primer article will give you a breakdown of the new SDS sections so that you’ll be prepared to read, understand, or author your own GHS SDSs.
Since OSHA established its 1994 Hazard Communication guidelines, the 8-section MSDS has been the most commonly used MSDS format across the United States.
OSHA’s adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) via Haz Com 2012 is bringing some significant changes to the long-standing MSDS that American manufacturers are used to.
As North America transitions to using the GHS guidelines for hazard communication in 2015, you’ll notice that the way industries are talking about and documenting the risks associated with chemical products is changing.
The person in charge of the workplace must ensure that SDSs are present and available to workers, where threshold quantities are exceeded.
Although many MSDS elements can be found in the GHS SDS, new sections and types of information have been added to make the SDS more useful and place a greater emphasis on effective communication and comprehension.
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