If nations want to achieve objectives they should follow the UN recommendations of using the Globally Harmonized System for the labeling and classification of chemicals.
The first goal is to protect the health of the workers that are in the processing chain processing, handling, storage and transporting chemicals. The environment needs to be protected as well. A collective system of categorization will allow trade even through borders and proper identification of chemicals and their levels of hazard. Some nations did not have any method or classification of chemical systems and they usually got very confused and were put in very risky situations and other nations already had in place a classification system.
The GHS safety data sheets were developed with an aim of addressing any anomalies and ensure there is some leveled ground and still keep ensure the protection does not go down. The categorization process takes into the essential dangerous elements of single chemicals and their creation and how they react with water, air and how other chemicals behave when they are released into the surroundings. GHS safety data sheets were developed in a way that every section is referred to easily by the concerned the transportation, storage and processing chain not to mention the consumers.
Some countries in the past has their own GHS but when the UN introduced the GHS they still could not agree on all of them. Disclosing of the hazard nature of chemicals was one of the safety data sheets’ traits which should is that they can be made without any conflicts on the original formula and also that confidential information should not be comprised.
Training employees about how to use SDS is another feature where proper processes of chemicals relations and the training should include the safety labels and safety data sheets.
Recommendations go hand in hand with implementation. When recommendations are taking place recommendations should also be included.
By example distributors who are also known as importers can receive containers which have a seal and have GHS labels. Ensure that the label is not tampered with. Manufacturers normally receive sealed containers and later opens them and here it he is expected to keep the safety data sheet and ensure they hand over to those who will be handling chemicals. The part of hazard communication application that is normally different when you classify it with other items, so you compare it with the one found of the label. The test that are done are not the only source of reliance for GHS instead they do other international tests which rely on the main organization as pertains health hazards.
The importance of GHS cannot be overlooked because it bring uniformity in case of chemical categorization and classification despite the fact that there are exceptions and anomalies. Preparing of GHS SDS should be done by an expert and he is expected to ensure that he complies with the formula proprietary and anomalies and exceptions.