Tag: SDS Authoring

SDS Authoring – Man vs. Machine

Jul 2017

Author: Sheila Westerveld

Categories: SDS Authoring

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How accurate are Safety Data Sheets authored using only software to determine classifications? Some software companies tout that you can create and publish Safety Data Sheets in minutes instead of days or weeks, without regulatory or chemical expertise. While many of the SDS authoring processes can be automated, classification of substances and mixtures is still…

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SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, WHMIS 2015

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Global disributors are reducing costs and improving efficiency – without sacrificing compliance standards or introducing risk – by having a single product SDS adhere to multiple agency standards, a multiple agency SDS. The Concept – OSHA, WHMIS, and even EU CLP or UN on a Single SDS At SiteHawk, we are seeing an increase in the number of…

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SDS Authoring Risk Alert: OSHA Requires Checking Full Range of Data Sources for Hazards

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management

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OSHA regulations call for firms to “identify and consider the full range of available scientific literature and other evidence concerning the potential hazards” when authoring an SDS (§1910.1200 (d) (2)). SDS Authoring Risk Unfortunately, many organizations expose themselves to significant risk by only checking one or two common sources. When they cannot find an endpoint…

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Common Mistakes When Authoring SDSs and GHS Compliance

Mar 2013

Author: Katie McGee

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not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb.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:

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

Dec 2012

Author: Katie McGee

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.

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What the GHS Means to SiteHawk: the new HazCom 2012

May 2012

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions

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To start off, maybe the question shouldn’t be what does the new HazCom 2012 – GHS transition mean to SiteHawk. Our system is already GHS enabled, with even more features to be added to support our clients. Maybe the question should be more along the lines of, what does the GHS mean to you and…

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