Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

A safety data sheet (SDS) contains data regarding the properties of a specific substance, and is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for the safe handling of a substance. A SDS is a major component of workplace safety and product stewardship and includes information such as physical data, health effects, toxicity, storage and disposal.

Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) will have profound effects on the chemical data management industry, especially for companies that must author and publish SDSs (recently changed from MSDSs under OSHA’s modification of the Hazard Communication Standard to adopt GHS).  These regulatory updates will require revisions in both the content and format of current SDSs, thus causing an "authoring avalanche" for the millions of SDS documents currently in circulation.

TSG is highly experienced with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), the regulatory framework governing SDS creation for the labeling of chemicals in the workplace in the United States. TSG is prepared to help clients make the transition to the new HCS requirements that now incorporate GHS regulations.  Similarly, TSG is experienced in developing Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) compliant SDSs and labels, and will be ready for the pending transition to GHS in Canada.  TSG is highly knowledgeable of the different SDS standards, and provides quick, efficient, high quality SDS and
label development services.

TSG's global services include:

▲ Developing OSHA and GHS compliant SDSs in the United States for single chemical substances and complex mixtures;

▲ Developing hazard labels consistent with corresponding OSHA and GHS compliant SDSs;

▲ Providing state Right-to-Know (RTK) information for inclusion on SDSs and labels in the United States;

▲ Developing WHMIS and GHS compliant SDSs in Canada for single chemical substances and complex mixtures;

▲ Developing hazard labels consistent with corresponding WHMIS and GHS compliant SDSs; and

▲ Developing Classification Labeling and Packaging (CLP)/GHS/
REACH compliant SDSs and labels in the European Union.