Superficially looking at this need, it appears that the preparation of the GHS Safety Data Sheets is quite straightforward. However, the practical implementation and compliance can prove otherwise as it is quite complicated and involving tasks especially for the uninitiated. If any chemical or formulation is deemed to be hazardous, then it becomes very necessary for you to prepare a GHS safety data sheets-SDS. It is incumbent on the manufacturer, dealer or importer of such chemicals to prepare the GHS Safety Data Sheets whenever the chemical matches the cut off values for the various hazard categories. For instance you may consider those substances that are categorized as of acute toxicity levels such as those that have a concentration of 1% and above which must have their GHS SDS prepared. Chemicals that are known to be carcinogenic and those that affect the reproductive organs the cutoff point is often not more than 0.1%. Even though these steps are in a way standardized, they often as well call on you to ensure that you have complied with the various sections that deal with a number of considerations such as identification, handling, composition, first aid measures and all the issues that may be related to the chemical in question. For the case of just a single chemical, it becomes quite easy to handle. Though if the case be that a chemical is but a part of the formulation, you will realize that the classification will be a bit of a challenge and as such you will need some bit of professional and expert help so as to come up with the right classification.
The other fact that you need to have in mind is that not all countries have adopted the GHS SDS in the same manner. The fact is that there is no obligation to compulsorily follow any given set of regulations imposed on the countries. There are as well some countries, especially those in the European Union, where there has been adoption of some kind of added practices. You will need to have met the set guidelines and regulations by the EU on the Safety Standards if you are an exporter taking chemicals and formulations to the EU market even after you have complied with the home countries’ regulations. A good number of countries have actually adopted the GHS recommendations, either in part or in full, and they may as well have their own recommendations. In this regard you realize that it is quite an important thing for you to consider the services of the expert professional in safety data compilation to handle the compilation of safety data that is country compliant.To know more about safety data sheet management click on this link: http://bmet.wikia.com/wiki/Material_Safety_Data_Sheet.