The GHS compliance process is a straight forward process. The the practical process of implementation and compliance is a task that should be involved no matter the complications that may come along. The GHS SDA have to be prepared if any chemical of the formulation is identified to be hazardous. It is the responsibility of every manufacturer, dealer, importer or exporter to prepare the GHS safety data sheet in case the chemical matches cut off value for various hazard classes. For instance, chemicals falling into the acute toxicity class having a concentration limit of 1% or more must have an appropriate GHS SDS. In case the product has a chemical component known as carcinogenic or has a component known to affect the reproductive system there should be a cut-off of less than 0.1 percent. The component have to be standardized if it requires a compliance with each of the 16 sections. Among the 16 sections are identification, composition, the first-aid measures, fire-fighting, accidental release, handling, exposure control stability among others. It is easy to identify the preparation of GHS SDS if the component involves one chemical.
When preparing the GHS safety data sheets you have to include even the minimum information as per the GHS product identifier. There are some manufacturers that are not comfortable to identify the products and the chemicals they have used to manufacture their products. This is a prerequisite and it should be carried out in a way that it does not expose its confidentiality while disclosing the right information. At this point, you have to choose the professionals who should carry out the job for you. In addition the content should be given in a language that is understood by everyone to avoid misunderstanding. The professionals that are involved in the preparing the data safety sheets are aware of the consequences of language use and they know how to avoid them so that they can make the information clear. The geographical location and the languages used by different countries have to be considered when preparing the safety data sheet. In case a country does not use English as their local language translation has to be done during the preparation of SDS. The language translation is another reason why you should hire professional GHS Safety Data Sheet.
It is important to note that not all the countries have adopted the GHS Safety Data Sheet. It is not a must nor compulsory for a country to follow these set of recommendations. There are some countries especially the ones in the European union that have defined additional norms. In the US, GHS comes the domain of OSHA and EPA. Hiring professionals to prepare the GHS Safety data sheets is the safest and the surest way to ensure there is full compliance.