SDS Updating Services
Is Updating Mandatory?
The requirements depend on the country of jurisdiction. Countries like China and Australia require by law that SDSs be updated every 5 years. Other countries such as the USA do not have a specific time frame but encourage that SDSs be updated if new and relevant information is made available.
When a country’s hazardous product regulations are updated, these new laws are mandatory to follow.
What are the risks if a company chooses not to comply?
Worker safety could be compromised by an outdated SDS. Additionally, SDSs which do not follow new regulations would be considered non-compliant. The penalties for non-compliant SDSs vary from country to country.
How Can Nexreg Ensure Your Compliance?
Nexreg can update your SDS to comply with regulation changes for over 100 countries. Nexreg follows the country specific regulatory updates as well as the UN GHS revisions, so we can ensure your SDSs comply with the latest hazardous product legislation.
We can add new chemical substance data (such as acute toxicity values, occupational exposure limits, etc.) and regulatory information (such as California Proposition 65) to your documents. Additionally, we can update SDSs to add supplier or distributor information or company logos.
To update your documents, we would require the current SDS, full formula, and any raw material SDSs that are available. If we do not already have the product information on file, we may request that a “Product Information Form” be filled out with the necessary data.
Nexreg will review your product formula and either update the current SDS that we have on file or generate a new GHS-compliant document. The most current information from our databases and any additional data provided, such as test results, will be included in the updated SDS.