Preparation Checklist
Self-Service GHS SDS

Not a regulatory specialist and confused about GHS requirements?

Fear not. You are not alone. We are here to help. Below are four key areas that drive the automated logic and success of your GHS-compliant SDS. Let the WERCSmart proprietary data engine guide you through the necessary steps and help you save time and money.

Please note that this tool is not for everyone. If your product contains complex mixtures in your formulation or is a private-label, we DO NOT RECOMMEND using this Self-Service authoring tool. Products with complex formulations are better suited to be authored by a qualified regulatory specialist.

 


1. Your product’s recommended use

By knowing your product’s final recommended use is the first and most important step toward completing the required 16 section SDS format. Our self-service tool begins with many options to choose from.

 


2. Your product’s full chemical formulation

Regardless of specific country adoption, GHS’s prescriptive approach to classification requires full disclosure of formulations in order to determine accurate and compliant classifications.

What to expect: You will be presented with a Product Composition Table where each of your product chemical components are entered. Each component can be entered either by CAS # or by ingredient name. Be sure to utilize the industry standard name, when searching for ingredients using the Component entry method.

Please note that this tool is not for everyone. If your product contains complex mixtures in your formulation or is a private-label, we DO NOT RECOMMEND using this Self-Service authoring tool. Products with complex formulations are better suited to be authored by a qualified regulatory specialist.

 


3. Your product’s Physical chemical properties

Accurately listing your product’s physical chemical properties allows for appropriate classifications in multiple areas of your new 16 section GHS-compliant SDS.

Not sure where to find this information?
You can begin by reviewing your product’s existing safety data sheet or check with your product development team.

Chemical property characteristics for consideration are:

  • appearance (physical state, color, etc.)
  • odor/ odor threshold
  • pH
  • melting point/freezing point
  • initial boiling point and boiling range
  • flash point
  • evaporation rate
  • flammability (solid, gas)
  • upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
  • vapor pressure
  • vapor density
  • relative density
  • solubility(ies)
  • partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
  • autoignition temperature
  • decomposition temperature

 


4. Your product’s transportation code (UN Number)

Not sure if your product is regulated for transportation?
Check your existing safety data sheet, shipping label or with your logistics department.