In most places, especially on locations where chemicals are used, you may notice that there are signages indicating what type of chemicals are there and the hazard it may have, this is so in order to bring awareness for the safety of everyone.
The use of safety data sheet is mainly to communicate the potential hazards of hazardous chemical products that may be present or used like health, fire, reactivity and environmental effects too with that comprehensive information about a substance or mixture.
From the recent recorded study from UN, there are already more than sixty-five countries all over the world that have adapted the implementation of Globally Harmonized System or GHS all for chemical labeling and classification that aims to strengthen the right implementation of classifying chemicals and determining safety procedure.
The reason that this is being standardized to be used commonly in every country is for it to be easily identified anywhere and by anyone and with standardization, it will be to ensure the overall security and safety especially to those involved in the process of classification and labeling of chemicals aiming further to diminish environmental impact.
And if everyone is using the same safety data sheet standardized through Globally Harmonized System the information will be generic and can easily be relatable and understood even if you are from another country, making the work as well manageable and easy.
Though at first the adaptation of GHS may be costly but in the long run it will eliminate the cost of reproducing different versions of labels especially those that are associated in international trade and at the same time it will have a good increase in the quality and consistency of information provided to workers and chemical users.
To sum it up, when your workers have better and reliable comprehension of the work at hand, it will result in the efficiency in proper handling and use of chemicals that can also reduce if not totally eliminate the chances of incidents of injuries, and illnesses associated with exposures to hazardous chemicals, workplace incidents, and even fatalities.
If you are transitioning to the GHS in your business, then you must have to get in touch with the people who have the most extensive knowledge about GHS so that you can have a more detailed information and learning about it, all the same, you can secure initially the GHS handbook and do your own internal research for added knowledge and awareness.