Chemical manufacturers an those distributors or such importers must be able to maintain SDS of every product and these must be aligned with such OSHA guidelines too. There is already a deadline passed on this but there are still those manufacturers and importers who must comply. Failure in meeting the deadline would cause penalties and there are companies as well which have already paid these fines.
The non-compliance takes place due to the fact that the upstream suppliers hasn’t given the GHS SDS and the dealer or the user was not able to check this. The dealers as well as those manufactures should first check the inventory and they should tally this with the SDS that they have to guarantee that those safety data sheets have the latest information.
It is quite important to regularly check the inventory as this is a good practice and this would also help find out the missing GHS safety data sheets. When they are going to purchase chemicals or those formulations, then it is quite important to ask for and get the SDS from the supplier. Such record of the communication is actually a safety measure if the supplier won’t deliver the data sheet. One can also give that proof of communication to prove the innocence of a person and to avoid paying that fine. Such updated safety data sheets are also very important for training the workers regarding the safety measures and to implement such in the workplaces aside from giving such environment protection.
You should also know that the SDS is also very important in case of substances and mixtures which match the defined hazards under that GHS system. Moreover, OSHA has implemented a few things and it is likely that such hazards would be redefined in the future and this will require those dealers, importers or such manufacturers for updating the GHS safety data sheets as required.
Also, it is quite important to note that such updated SDS would also help in the trade. Buyers and the authorities in a certain country may insist on the latest SDS document. Suppliers should provide data sheet along with the shipment or they and also the buyers may face some issues in clearing consignments. It may affect the supplies in the future. Safety data sheets need to be given in printed format and such can also be accessed via the electronic format through the online database.
It is certainly wise for the many chemical manufacturers, importers and exporters to keep those experts in the preparation as well as the maintenance of the safety data sheets and also conversion to such electronic format and the translation apart from training if they would stay compliant now and in the future.