Does one SDS work for all countries since it is a Globally Harmonized System (GHS)?
Although the GHS has introduced standardized communication for Labels and Safety Data Sheets, SDSs still vary significantly by country.
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I have recently taken part in conversations about preventing injuries and occupational illness. Part of our discussions have raised the issue that the industry must move past deferring to the immediate cause(s) of events/incidents to focus on determining the indirect/root causes of events/incidents to improve how they answer – why events/incidents occur?
Important Update: Health Canada announced a new deadline for suppliers after this article was published. Canadian suppliers had until June 1, 2018 to update their SDSs in Canada. Originally the deadline was May 31, 2017.
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