Managing Your Safety Data Sheets
Whilst ChemAlert has a team of scientists and administrators constantly updating and reviewing Safety Data Sheets, the legal onus is always on the PCBU to ensure the most accurate SDS and pertinent information is available to employees. Review your out-of-date SDSs by using the Stock Register filter.
Manufacturers, Suppliers and Importers are legally obligated to provide a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to a person at the workplace where the hazardous chemical is supplied. Updates to SDSs can be sent to RMT via email, the request module or the “SDS Upload” functionality found in Product Details, from there a scientist will review the update and load the SDS to the main repository.
Foreign SDSs must be modified by the supplier or importer to comply with Australian regulations. Check your register for foreign SDSs using one of the pre-defined queries in the Analytics Module. If you do have foreign SDSs, make sure you contact your supplier for an Australian-compliant version or if you are importing, contact RMT so an Australian compliant SDS can be written using our SDS Authoring Service.
You can utilise the Batch Reports module if you want hard copy documents. ChemAlert can bulk generate SDSs, ChemAlert Reports, Labels and completed Risk Assessment Reports. Maintaining these is easy by choosing “Products Newer Than” in the Batch Reporting Properties next time you load the products.