Tag: SDS Authoring
SDS Authoring – Man vs. Machine
Categories: SDS Authoring
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…Read more...
SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS
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…Read more...
SDS Authoring Risk Alert: OSHA Requires Checking Full Range of Data Sources for Hazards
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…Read more...
Common Mistakes When Authoring SDSs and GHS Compliance
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not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb.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:Read more...
Katie’s Corner: SDS Authoring Tip – What are relevant ingredients?
The concept of Relevant ingredients are only applicable to the following hazards: Acute toxicity, Skin Corrosion/Irritation, Eye Damage/Irritation and Aquatic toxicity.Read more...
What the GHS Means to SiteHawk: the new HazCom 2012
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…Read more...