GHS Auth

Back in 1983, OSHA created the “Hazard Communication Standard”. This standard enforced that manufacturers and distributors that handle hazardous materials make Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS’s) available to employees. This was a big step in the right direction towards employee and customer safety.

In 2012, OSHA revised this standard to introduce Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s). Although similar to MSDS’s, these new SDS’s must follow a universal system of formatting and hazard classification called the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This GHS standard ensures consistency in safety communication to employees and customers.

As important as it is to keep your Safety Data Sheets in compliance with the GHS for the safety of your employees, it is nonetheless a major hassle. For example, there are 16 sections (with specific subsections) to be created for every hazardous material being handled. These include hazard identification; first-aid measures; fire-fighting measures; exposure controls/personal protection; stability and reactivity; regulatory information; and many more. Not only that, but your Safety Data Sheets must also be translated to other languages if you have any non-English-speaking employees.
Valdata now offers a stand-alone software package called GHSAuth that makes the creation, management, and distribution of Safety Data Sheets faster and easier than ever. This software clearly lays out each section and subsection to ensure that you meet OSHA standards. It also has many special features that make GHS document creation a breeze. For example, it makes use of various libraries for things like filling in sections and subsections; hazard codes; precautionary codes; and pictograms. Check out some of the features below to see why GHSAuth is one of the best pieces of GHS document management software on the market.

GHS Document Creation

GHSAuth clearly lays out every single section and subsection required for your Safety Data Sheet. This ensures that your documents meet OSHA’s strict documentation standards.
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Rich Text

Text entries of sections and subsections are filled out using rich text (instead of plain text). This allows for changeable font, bold text, copy-and-paste, tables, hyperlinks, and many other functions that are not possible with plain text entry.

Hazard Codes, Precautionary Codes and Pictograms

Although there is no way to completely eliminate the need for manual information entry, GHSAuth takes every opportunity to make GHS document creation faster and easier. One way it does this is by utilizing various libraries. For example, Section 2 [Hazard(s) identification] has special functionalities whereby Hazard Codes, Precautionary Codes, and pictograms are chosen from pre-populated libraries in the software.
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Chemical Library

Section 3 (composition/information on ingredients) is the part of the SDS in which the material’s chemical components are listed, as well as their CAS numbers and
other information. Doing this manually is a big hassle, especially when you have to search online for the CAS number of a chemical every time you enter it in.

With GHSAuth, you are able to select your chemical components from a pre-defined list of chemicals (along with their respective CAS numbers)

Entry Copying

In some cases, multiple materials can have the same or similar safety information. To avoid manually typing the same information over and over again, GHSAuth has tools that allow for the ability to copy entries from other previously created GHS documents. Copying involves not just the section’s plain text, but also its rich text features.
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Cloning

Some materials and their safety information are so similar to each other that you might as well duplicate an existing GHS document entirely and edit it slightly. CMS
has the ability to do this.
Simply press the “Clone” button at the top of the window to duplicate the entire document. This is also useful for creating multiple revisions for the same material.

This goes without saying, but it is important to go through each section thoroughly to make sure that it is correct – ESPECIALLY when using the clone function for
similar materials.

Translation

Not only is our software great for creating GHS documents, it is also extremely useful for translating existing ones.
GHS documents and their libraries are categorized in part by language. This allows you to create library entries for sections and subsections that are saved inmultiple languages.
When creating a translated version of a GHS document, the software automatically changes every section copied from a library to its corresponding saved
translated version. In addition, the software comes pre-loaded with translations for Hazard Codes and Precautionary Codes. These are automatically translated as well.
It also has safety functions that warn you when one or more entries are not able to be translated and need revision.

Publishing And Revisions

GHSAuth takes steps to ensure proper safety document management. For example, once a GHS document revision is published, it can not be changed. The only way to change a material’s published GHS document is to create a new revision. GHSAuth also keeps track of and displays the times and dates of published revisions.

Automatic SDS Generation

Once everything has been filled out, GHSAuth can automatically format the information and create an official Safety Data Sheet. There is also an option to customize the SDS with your company logo at the top of it. The SDS can then be printed, emailed, or exported in any file format you choose (PDF, HTML, text file, image file, and many more).
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GHS Labeling

GHSAuth can also automatically generate GHS safety labels. Simply type in the amount of material (in any unit of measure) and the number of copies to be made.
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Stand Alone Pricing Options

EXPRESS – FREE

  • Unlimited GHS Compliant SDSes
  • Unlimited GHS Compliant Labels
  • Author documents in English, French, and Spanish

PROFESSIONAL – $49 / MONTH

  • Includes all Express features
  • Add a company logo
  • Removed “Powered by GHSAuth.com” from your SDS and Label

ENTERPRISE – $119 / MONTH

  • Includes all Professional features
  • Multi-user access
  • Customized templates for SDS and Labels
  • Additional languages
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