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.
GHS Document Creation
Hazard Codes, Precautionary Codes and Pictograms
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)
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
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
Automatic SDS Generation
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