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.
Actually, the non-compliance would happen because of the upstream supplier which has not supplied the GHS SDS and also the user or the dealer has not been really diligent in checking such. The dealers and the manufacturers should first check the inventory and also tally this against the SDS which is in their possession in order to ensure that all the data sheets are really updated.
It is very important to really check the inventory since this is certainly a good practice and such would help you see if there are those missing GHS safety data sheets. If they would buy chemicals or formulations, it is imperative to ask for and have the SDS from each supplier. The record of their communication is one safety measure when the supplier doesn’t provide the data sheet. One can also give that proof of communication to prove the innocence of a person and to avoid paying that fine. The updated safety data sheets are also important in order to train the workers regarding the safety measures and also implement such at the workplaces apart from protecting the environment.
Also, you have to know that the SDS is one important thing in case of mixtures and substances that match the defined hazards under such GHS system. OSHA has really implemented some things and it is likely that those hazards would be redefined in the coming years and this will also ask the importers, manufacturers or the dealers to update the GHS safety data sheets properly.
You must also realize that the updated SDS would surely help in the trade. The buyers and also the authorities in such country can insist on the very recent SDS document. Suppliers must be able to give an updated data sheet with the shipment or they as well as the buyers can face some problems when it comes to clearing the supplies. This may even have an impact on supplies in the coming years too. The safety data sheets should also be provided in printed format and it can also be accessed through electronic format from 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.