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Whether you're working on GHS compliance or simply need to create or update your safety data sheets, our certified authoring professionals will ensure your MSDSs comply with all local, national and international regulations.

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Are You GHS Ready?

Expert Safety Data Sheet & Chemical Label Authoring

If your company manufacturers, imports, stores or distributes hazardous chemicals in the United States, then OSHA's adoption of GHS has created fast approaching compliance deadlines for you. By June 1, 2015, OSHA expects every hazardous chemical in the U.S. to be reclassified using newly adopted GHS health and physical hazard classification criteria.

By the same deadline, OSHA requires every MSDS to be updated to the new GHS styled safety data sheet format; the format requires MSDSs to have 16 sections in a strict order. OSHA and GHS refer to MSDSs authored in this new style as SDSs.

​Once written, the SDS must be made available to downstream users, including your employees, distributors and customers. Chemical labels also have to be updated to a new GHS styled format by the June 2015 deadline. The label format includes six standard elements that correspond to information found on the SDS.

Reclassifying chemicals and authoring in the new GHS style is both an art and a science. It is a task well suited to MSDSonline's team of certified authoring professionals. Unlike our online solutions which give users the tools they need to effectively manage compliance on their own via the cloud, with authoring, MSDSonline recommends and provides a hands-on-approach.

MSDSonline Authoring Experts Can Create GHS Compliant SDS Documents

Leave the complicated process of MSDS authoring to the experts. Our qualified MSDS authors will create GHS compliant safety data sheets and chemical product labels.

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HazCom Authoring Requirements

According to OSHA's Hazard Communication requirements (29 CFR 1910.1200), you are required to review all known physical and health hazards of the chemicals you produce or import to determine if they are hazardous according to OSHA's newly adopted GHS classifications.

If you determine any of your chemicals are hazardous, then you are required to have a process for collecting and assessing hazard information and for generating corresponding safety data sheets and labels for those chemical products.You may also be required to do the same for EPA requirements.

MSDSonline can handle your authoring, allowing you to focus on day-to-day operations, as well as the important task of training your employees to ensure they are equipped to handle the chemical hazards in their work areas.

What Exactly Does GHS Stand For?

The Global Harmonization System (GHS) is a worldwide standardized approach to hazard communication, which is supported by the United Nations and regulatory agencies around the globe, including OSHA and Health Canada. In short, GHS can be summarized into three main components:

  • Standardized hazard definitions and symbols
  • Standardized MSDS format and content
  • Standardized hazard warnings and symbols on container labels

Thus, if you are a chemical manufacturer, you will likely need to re-author your MSDSs into the GHS format and ensure all labels meet the GHS requirements. MSDSonline is positioned with skilled authoring professionals on staff to help your organization smoothly transition to GHS without putting unnecessary strain on your resources.

MSDSonline Authoring Professionals Can Help

Our trained, certified professionals can author original MSDSs, update existing MSDSs, translate new or existing MSDSs, and even review your existing inventory of MSDSs to ensure all documents are in compliance with current regional regulations.

All safety data sheets go through a critical review and quality assurance process to ensure complete accuracy. We employ experienced regulatory chemical experts and utilize robust authoring technology so you’re assured that your MSDSs comply with all local, national and international regulations, including 16-section ANSI, OSHA, WHMIS, EU, NAFTA and other global formats

Our value is simple – with our solid investment in certified professionals, infrastructure and an unwavering focus on service, MSDSonline provides you with both peace of mind and the opportunity to focus on your core business.

U.S. Manufacturers and distributors need to reclassify chemicals and send GHS compliant safety data sheets and labels by June 1, 2015. Don't let these critical GHS deadlines slip by. Leave the complicated process of MSDS authoring and GHS compliance to the experts. Our team of authors is ready to help you.

Call Us Now: 1.888.362.2007. One of our experts will help you create a solution to meet your compliance needs. Outside the U.S., dial 1.312.881.2000.

  • Benefits
  • Expert Authoring Professionals – Safety data sheets are created and reviewed by trained, certified experts in the EH&S industry. Your MSDSs are completed quickly, but only after each goes through a stringent review process to ensure 100% accuracy and compliance.
  • Improve Regulatory Compliance – In addition to authoring original safety data sheets, our experts can perform a critical review of your existing MSDSs to ensure compliance with local, national, and global requirements, including ANSI, OSHA, WHMIS, EU, NAFTA and others.
  • Focus on Your Core Business – Allow our experts to author, update, or translate new and existing MSDSs, or perform a compliance review of your current documents, so you can focus your attention on other important day-to-day operations.
  • Improve GHS Compliance – Our trained, certified authoring professionals are fully educated on GHS compliance and can help transition your MSDSs to the new GHS format without straining your resources.