We hear a lot about verification these days.
Our phones verify that we are the actual owner through technologies like face- or finger-recognition or passwords and codes. Also, many social media accounts use blue checkmarks to show that public figures and well-known organizations have been “verified” by the respective platform to avoid any confusion or misrepresentation.
In the world of chemical management, verification is essential for regulatory compliance, and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) make up the most important tool available for companies to ensure the right people get the right information at the right time so they can safely handle, use and distribute the chemicals in the substances they create.
In our on-demand webinar, “SDS Verification,” Sphera’s experts will cover some of the key elements of using SDSs and the most effective ways to manage them. Here are the topics you’ll learn about in this insightful session. After all, there’s no “try” in the word “verify.”
What You’ll Learn From ‘SDS Verification’ for Chemical Management
SDS Regulatory Obligations
While some countries used to have time-based requirements for updating Safety Data Sheets, that is no longer the case. However, when data is added or changed for a substance, that SDS must be updated. Our expert, Ruth Donlon, Sphera’s senior regulatory analyst, dives into what your obligations are as a manufacturer and employer and when there are regulatory obligations to update, including a review of a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard interpretation.
Practical Implications for SDSs
Katie McGee, a senior regulatory analyst, discusses what compliance looks like practically from the perspective of manufacturers, importers and distributors who are creating SDSs and employers who have the obligation to obtain and maintain their SDS records. Additionally, we’ll look at the different triggers that can cause an SDS to be updated or changed. Plus, Donlon and McGee look at real-world scenarios of when compliance can be maintained with older or non-Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) SDSs.
Brooke Marcum, Sphera’s senior manager of data services, explains what Sphera Verification Services is and how it can help customers advance their verification processes. She also explains the new Verifications Services Report feature, which is a new report that exposes the work that has been done and provides actionable insights.
Best Practices for Compliance
Laura Patrick, Sphera’s solution manager for chemical management, reviews what best practices for compliance look like for Sphera customers.