The compliance process of GHS seems straight forward. The practical implementation and compliance should be a task that is involved no matter how complicated the process is. In case a chemical formulation is found to be hazardous the GHS safety data sheets will have to be prepared. It is the role 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. It is important for a product to be standardized if it is among the 16 sections. Identification, composition, the first-aid measures, fire-fighting, accidental release, handling, exposure control stability among others are the sixteen sections. If the preparation of GHS SDS involves one chemical then it is easy to decide.
The preparation process of the GHS safety data sheets involves the inclusion of minimum information as per the GHS product identifier. Most of the manufacturers hesitates when it comes to the identification of the ingredients and chemical formulations of their products. There should a prerequisite that should be used when giving out the right information of a product without exposing its confidentiality. This is an area where the expertise of the experienced professionals comes in hand. The content used to show the information should be understood by everyone as a way of avoiding misunderstandings. During the safety data sheet preparation, professionals know the problems cause by the language and they know how to use a clear language as a way of giving clear information. It is good to make the information clear despite the geographic location and the different languages used in different countries. In case English is the not the local language of a country, the spread data sheet documents should be translated into the countries language. Consider hiring professionals when preparing the GHS SDS because of the language translation.
It is important to note that not all the countries who have adopted the GHS. It is not compulsory for a country to follow these set of recommendations. Most of the EU countries have additional norms. The GHS in the US comes in a domain name of OSHA and EPA. Ensure that you have hired professionals to prepare the GHS Safety data sheets is the safest and the surest way to ensure there is full compliance.