Posted by Selerant EHS on 29/05/2020

USA: GHS Hazcom and SDS, updated Regulation DataPackage availableIn previous newsletters we have been able to discuss what the global harmonized system (GHS) provides in the world and understand how nations can freely implement all or some of these elements, they use the approach called building blocks.

In virtues of this, the nations can request different data in the Safety Data Sheet, to complete the information concerning the classification of substances and mixtures.

The regulation HazCom

In the United States, the management of issues relating to the classification, labeling and creation of SDS follows the guidelines contained in Regulation 29 CFR 1910.1200 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more briefly defined as HazCom.

In addition to this, the U.S. GHS requires reporting specific information, such as those related to exposure controls and individual protection, toxicological data or indications of substances classified as carcinogenic according to the IARC.

In response, Selerant has planned to develop packages (DataPackage or DSR) dedicated to loading this information about substances in your database, freeing you from the complex work of research, extraction and loading.

The DataPackage in Selerant Solutions

The new data package (DataPackage USA 2020.1) allows you to import and manage the updated information for the following sections of the HazCom SDS:

  • Section 8 – Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
    • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH REL)
    • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (OSHA PEL)
  • Section 11 – Toxicological information
    • List of substances classified as carcinogenic in the monographs of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
    • List of substances classified as carcinogens in the National Toxicology Program (NTP) report
    • List of substances classified as carcinogenic by OSHA
    • List of substances classified as carcinogenic by NIOSH
  • Section 15 – Regulatory information
    • List of substances indicated in federal regulations:
      • TSCA Inventory and other sections of the TSCA (Section 12(b), Section 4 Test Rules, Section 5a Significant New Use Rules, Section 6 Unreasonable Risk, Section 8a PAIR/ CAIR, Section 8d HSDR, etc.)
      • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
      • Clean Air Act (CAA)
      • Clean Water Act
    • List of substances listed in U.S. regulations:
      • California Proposition 65
      • Pennsylvania Right to Know
      • New Jersey Right to Know
      • Massachusetts Right to Know

The solution in practice: availability and downloads

If you have already subscribed to the US data package, you will soon receive notices regarding the download of the update package or receive a contact from the reference Project Manager.

If I don't have a subscription?
No problem. Integrating the information contained in the additional packages (DataPackage or DSR) is something that can be done at any time by subscribing to the US DataPackage.

To know all the solutions available for Hazex Professional, Hazex Corporate, Devex and HSM, contact our Customer Service at EU-customer-service@selerant.com.

We invite you also to register to our webinar on Regulatory Changes in Chemical Industry in 2020/2021. Click on the link below to save your seat. Book your seat now
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Topics: Safety Data Sheets, Environmental Health & Safety, blog post

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