The GHS compliance process is a straight forward process. The practical implementation and compliance can be an involved task no matter how complex it is. If a chemical formulation is found or seen to be hazardous the GHS Safety data sheets should be prepared. It is important that 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. The component should be standardized it will require a compliance with each of the 16 sections. Among the 16 sections are identification, composition, the first-aid measures, fire-fighting, accidental release, handling, exposure control stability among others. If a product involves one chemical, it is easy to identify the preparation of GHS SDS.
During the preparation process of the GHS SDS you have to include the minimum information as per the GHS product identifier. There are some manufacturers that are not comfortable to identify the products and the chemicals they have used to manufacture their products. This is a prerequisite and it should be carried out in a way that it does not expose its confidentiality while disclosing the right information. For you to be able to carry this out you have to look for a professional who will do the work for you. The content used to show the information should be understood by everyone as a way of avoiding misunderstandings. The professionals that are involved in the preparing the data safety sheets are aware of the consequences of language use and they know how to avoid them so that they can make the information clear. The language should be made clear despite the geographic location and the language usage in different countries. In case a country does not use English the language have to be translated during for the SDS to be understood. The language translation is very important that is why you should hire professionals when preparing GHS SDS.
It is important to note that not all the countries have adopted the GHS Safety Data Sheet. It is not compulsory for a country to follow these set of recommendations. Most of the EU countries have additional norms. In the US, GHS comes the domain of OSHA and EPA. Hiring professionals to prepare the GHS Safety data sheets is the safest and the surest way to ensure there is full compliance.