Ghs has also set the minimum info required for each section. Core content of a ghs safety data sheet.
In 2012 the us adopted the 16 section safety data sheet to replace material safety data sheets.
Ghs safety data sheet sections. Canada has aligned the workplace hazardous materials information system whmis with the globally harmonized system of classification and labelling of chemicals ghs. Safety data sheets are an essential component of the ghs and are intended to provide comprehensive information about a substance or mixture for use in workplace chemical management. So just like ansi msdss ghs safety data sheets present.
Thats because its formatted almost exactly like one of the versions of the ansi material safety data sheet except for much of the information in sections two and three whose positions are swapped. These new safety data sheets comply with the globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals ghs. This information should be helpful to those that need to get the information quickly.
Sds safety data sheet. The global harmonization system ghs is a product of the united nations that embodies an international approach to hazard communication using an agreed upon criteria for classifying hazardous chemicals and a standardized method to communicate the hazards through use of container labels and safety data sheets sds. This became effective on december 1 2013.
Section 2 hazard. This document discusses the whmis requirements after the alignment of whmis with the ghs. For example gases under pressure is an example of a class in the physical hazards group.
Sds is the term used by ghs for material safety data sheet msds. Safety data sheets sections 1 through 8 contain general information about the chemical identification hazards composition safe handling practices and emergency control measures eg fire fighting. The information of an sds is.
In the ghs they serve the same function that the material safety data sheet or msds does in oshas hazcom standard. Ghs has harmonized the format and content of safety data sheets sdss. There are 16 sections in standard ghs safety data sheets as shown below.
Whmis 2015 safety data sheet sds important information. Section 1 identification of the substance or mixture and of the supplier. By june 1 2015 employers were required to have their workplace labeling and.
For many workers the ghs safety data sheet will look very familiar. Safety data sheets however follow a particular format to ensure the proper safety information is included. Class class is the term used to describe the different types of hazards.
Hazard group while not given a formal definition ghs divides hazards into three major groups health physical and environmental. The hazard communication standard hcs 29 cfr 19101200g revised in 2012 requires that the chemical manufacturer distributor or importer provide safety data sheets sdss formerly msdss or material safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards. Now that osha has aligned the hazard communication standard with ghs workplaces must provide properly formatted safety data sheets that employees can access either physically on site or electronically.