The formatting and content of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and labels is being updated. The following changes are necessary to properly convey the potential routes of exposure and health information for those handling the chemicals and for first responders.
- Product formulations have not been changed, but the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) classifications, few are being updated for both conventional and ultra concentrated products.
- Each section of the SDS has been expanded to include valuable information. (See Example #1).
- Currently, there are only two CSI products, 1301 and UF540, non-hazmat that will have Department of Transportation (DOT) updates.
- Section 8, (See Example #2), of the new format has more details on personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent exposure and to better inform and educate workers handling the car wash chemicals. By using the proper PPE, the risk of exposure drops significantly or is eliminated entirely.
Over the next few months the labels and SDS will transition to the new format and content. For example, CSI’s UF750 was previously classified as an eye and skin irritant and with updated information on the ingredients. It is now classified as an OSHA GHS eye corrosive chemical. Below are examples the old versus the new SDS and label for UF750 (See Example #3).
For further information or specific product questions, please contact me via email or phone. Pamela Havelka-Rivard, Senior Manager, Chemical Compliance & Quality 920.337.4449 phavelkarivard@CleaningSystemsInc.com
Example #1: Pictures below point out the pictograms different in Section 2.
Example #2: Picture below shows call out of pictograms in Section
Example #3: Labels below show the changes to the pictograms and wording