Updating msds sheets
Dow's internal standards require the development and distribution of SDS and labels for products even when there are no local requirements to do so.
Local hazard communication requirements are interpreted by local Dow regulatory specialists who are familiar with those requirements.
Each person involved in the compilation of SDS for Dow products has received appropriate training (internally and/or externally), including periodic refresher training.
High-quality regulatory databases are available to Dow personnel involved in the hazard assessment of products and in the creation of hazard communication documents.
An often cited article concludes that "the evolving notion of document" among Jonathan Priest, Otlet, Briet, Schürmeyer, and the other documentalists increasingly emphasized whatever functioned as a document rather than traditional physical forms of documents.
The shift to digital technology would seem to make this distinction even more important.
In the computer age, "document" usually denotes a primarily textual computer file, including its structure and format, e.g. Contemporarily, "document" is not defined by its transmission medium, e.g., paper, given the existence of electronic documents.
The requirements are then incorporated into global Dow standards and processes for generation and maintenance of SDS and labels.
The development of SDS and labels is supported by specialists in all important subject areas, such as toxicology, ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, industrial hygiene, medicine, reactivity and flammability.
Many companies are unaware of their safety data sheet obligations for regulations such as REACH, CLP, and GHS.
The new 16 point data format for the SDS sheets is required for substances that are to be shipped into the European Union.