Always the Current Original SDS
ChemAlert provides users with access to a high quality and constantly maintained database of current, original manufacturer’s SDSs. The team at RMT are continually checking with manufacturers for updated SDSs and our Auto Product Update (APU) engine ensures all users have instant access when the database is updated.
When the Auditor comes to inspect your site you have no worries because you know you have current, compliant SDSs and your regulatory obligation is met.
Why is this important?
Providing access to manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheets (SDSs*) forms a core part of the responsibility of any ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’. Obtaining an initial SDS from the supplier is usually very easy, but the process of constantly monitoring which SDSs are out-of-date or even have been updated within the mandatory 5 year period, can be an onerous and time consuming task. Especially if you have hundreds, or even thousands of products over multiple sites.
We regularly find that companies without a proper chemical management solution have poorly updated SDS registers, as staff have other pressing needs to address and struggle to find the time to source new and updated SDSs. The WHS legislation (chapter 7.1, section 344) prescribes substantial financial penalties to both individuals and companies for failure to meet these requirements. The onus is on the ‘PCBU’, not the supplier!
* Formerly known as MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets)