Category: SDS Authoring

Proposed Changes to the GHS “Purple Book”, Revision 6

Nov 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, Product Sustainability, SDS Authoring, SDS Management


Every two years, the UN Sub-committee releases an updated version of the official text of the GHS, commonly known as the “Purple Book.”  In 2015, they will release the sixth revision. Among the changes that are expected to be in the sixth revision are new physical hazard classes and hazard categories, guidance for the physical properties in section 9…


Common Mistakes When Authoring SDSs and GHS Compliance

Mar 2013

Author: kmcgee

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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Although OSHA has not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb. As you look to update SDSs for your products here are some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions regarding authoring an updated SDS for your consideration:


A Few Tips to Get a Grip on an Accurate Chemical Inventory

Feb 2013

Author: kwilliams

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Authoring

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Aside from being more organized there are a few immediate practical rewards you’ll see: 1) you will establish a solid baseline for creating material approval and control procedures, 2) ensure MSDS compliance, and 3) automate regulatory reporting that is efficient and accurate.


Katie’s Corner: SDS Authoring Tip – What are relevant ingredients?

Dec 2012

Author: kmcgee

Categories: Chemical Management, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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The concept of Relevant ingredients are only applicable to the following hazards: Acute toxicity, Skin Corrosion/Irritation, Eye Damage/Irritation and Aquatic toxicity.