What does a Chemwatch do?

Chemwatch is an online chemical management system that provides access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and allows areas to create their local chemical registers to help keep track of their chemical inventories. Users can also generate chemical labels and create custom mixtures.

How do you reference Chemwatch?

Chemwatch, viewed 28 August 2020, https://jr-chemwatch-net.tafeqld.idm.oclc.org/chemwatch.web/home. (Author, Year of last update). (A1 Chemicals, 2020).

How do I print labels in Chemwatch?

Printing a Label: Hover the mouse cursor over the written page/tick icon for the appropriate mixture. A sub menu will appear with LOC! & LABEL icons. Left click on the purple LABEL icon. The Label Gallery will appear, whereupon you may select a suitable label for GHS compliance, or transport purposes.

Where should safety data sheets SDS be kept?

SDSs must be stored in a location that all staff can access during work hours (not behind a locked door or on a password-protected device to which they do not have the password). SDSs must be stored in the work area (not far away or in another building).

What does GHS stand for?

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

How do I add SDS to ChemWatch?

-“Select” allows you to upload a PDF of the SDS you would like to add. – Enter your e-mail address to allow ChemWatch to send a Project Tracking number so that you can track the progress of your request. – Click on “Send” to send your request to ChemWatch. They will review your request and add your SDS to the system.

What is an SDS number?

A safety data sheet, or SDS, is a standardized document that contains occupational safety and health data. The International Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) mandates that chemical manufacturers must communicate a chemical’s hazard information to chemical handlers by providing a Safety Data Sheet.

What is the UN number for ethylene glycol?

UN 1101 to UN 1200

UN Number Class Proper Shipping Name
UN 1186 to 1187 ? (UN No.s no longer in use)
UN 1188 3 Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether
UN 1189 3 Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
UN 1190 3 Ethyl formate

What are the 4 main purposes of an SDS?

The four main purposes of an SDS:

  • Identification of the product and supplier.
  • Hazard identification.
  • Prevention.
  • Response.

How long is SDS valid?

five years
Reviewing safety data sheets Manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals must review and update any SDS they produce at least every five years. All SDS must state the date they were last revised (this information is often included in Section 16—Other Information).

What are the 5 GHS categories?

GHS Hazard Class and Hazard Category

  • Explosives.
  • Flammable Gases.
  • Aerosols.
  • Oxidizing Gases.
  • Gases Under Pressure.
  • Flammable Liquids.
  • Flammable Solids.
  • Self-Reactive Substances.

What are the benefits of GHS?

The GHS will reduce the cost of providing hazard information by eliminating the need to reproduce different versions of labels and SDSs involved in international trade. The GHS framework itself will also be applied to develop regulations in countries without existing systems.