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Note: By 12:00 AM EST, on June 1st, 2015, all SDS are required to be GHS compliant.
The information provided below should not be considered an official document for preparation of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and is collected as overall guidance for a GHS-SDS. SDSs are important elements of hazards communication in the (GHS). SDS should be produced for all substances and mixtures which meet the harmonized criteria for physical, health or environmental hazards under the GHS and for all mixtures which contain ingredients that meet the criteria for carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction or target organ toxicity in concentration exceeding the cut-off limits for SDS that are specified for criteria of mixtures. Some competent authority may also require an SDS for mixtures regardless to their classification or classification of their ingredients.
A SDS must contain information on the safe storage, handling and disposal of the substance or a mixture. An SDS contains information on the potential health effects of exposure and how to work safely with the substance or mixture. Also it contains hazards information derived from physicochemical proper tie or environmental effects, on the use, storage, handling and emergency responses.
The information in the SDS shall be written in a clear and concise manner. Information presented in the SDS should be provided with the workplace audience firmly in mind. However, it should be considered that all or part of the SDS can be used to inform workers, employers, health and safety professionals, emergency personnel, relevant government agencies, SDS well as members of the community.
Language used in the SDS should be simple, clear and precise, avoid jargon, acronyms and abbreviations. Phrases such as ”may be dangerous”, “No health effects”, “safe under most conditions of use” or “harmless” are not recommended.
An SDS should clearly indicate the date of issue, revision date, revision number, supersedes date and page numbers.
A Standard 16 section SDS should contain all following heather and any of applicable corresponding sub-headings:
- Hazards identification
- Composition/ information on ingredients
- First-aid measures
- Fire-fighting measures
- Accidental release measures
- Handling and storage
- Exposure controls/personal protection
- Physical and chemical properties
- Stability and reactivity
- Toxicological information
- Ecological information
- Disposal considerations
- Transport information
- Regulatory information
- Other information