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ERA's GHS Compliance Guides


The Ultimate GHS Hazard Classification Guide

The Globally Harmonized System is a complex and vast network of chemical hazard classifications and determinations. Authoring an SDS that keeps you in GHS Compliance takes chemical expertise and SDS knowledge.

This comprehensive PDF guide details the step-by-step process to classify your hazards according to GHS standards.

If you author any number of SDSs, this guide is a must read.


The GHS SDS Authoring Handbook

Authoring Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for GHS (Globally Harmonized System) compliance can be difficult, even for the most seasoned chemist. This PDF handbook provides step-by-step guidelines for authoring your SDSs, complete with references to official UN resources. 

Get simplified instructions on authoring your SDSs and see dramatic reductions in how long you spend on SDS creation.


CBI Disclosure in SDS Authoring

New regulations in North American markets are compelling companies to disclose the exact contents of their products. This can cause serious confidential business information concerns for companies that need to protect their mixtures and chemical compositions.

This PDF outlines the specific information you'll need to cover you and your facility from a CBI viewpoint, complete with specifics on the process of applying for an exemption. 


SDS Authoring and Management Best Practices

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring extends far beyond simply generating reliable SDSs - it is a business expense, compliance obligation, and source of risk. 

This guide, written specifically for executives, outlines cost-saving measures and best practices you should implement to maximize the benefits of your Globally Harmonized System (GHS) compliance.


Educational Publication For GHS Purple Book: Carcinogenicity Classification Guide

Short-term and long-term exposure to carcinogenic substances can increase your employees' risk of occupational cancer.

Accurately identify carcinogens in your facility and provide your employees with the necessary precautions by following the guidelines in this eBook. You will receive all the information in the UN's "Purple Book" for only a fraction of the pages.


Educational Publication For GHS Purple Book: Acute Toxicity Evaluation Guide

Do you struggle to understand GHS chemical classifications? 

ERA experts have put together this guide outlining the determination of Acute Toxicity Categories for your chemicals. If you work with SDS for health and safety or environmental reporting purposes, knowing this method will save you time and ensure that you have accurate chemical information. 


Educational Publication For GHS Purple Book: Germ Cell Mutagenicity Guide

Germ cell mutagens can have lasting effects on the offspring of people exposed to them, so companies and facilities making use of these chemicals are required to follow the appropriate labeling criteria.

Read our concise guide for the essentials on germ cell mutagenicity, including determining the effect on humans from classification studies and using the appropriate label.


Educational Publication For GHS Purple Book: Reproductive Toxicity Guide

Chemicals known, presumed, or suspected to have adverse effects on the sexual function and fertility of adults or the development of offspring are considered reproductive toxicants.

With our 22-page guide, you will be able to classify these substances, evaluate scientific studies using the weight of evidence approach, and determine which label to use.


Educational Publication For GHS Purple Book: Eye Damage and Irritation Guide

A wide variety of chemical substances may produce changes in human eyes accidentally exposed to them, up to and including serious, not fully reversible physical decay in a person's vision.

If you work with Safety Data Sheets, our 24-page guide will save you time and money and ensure you accurately classify eye damaging and eye irritating substances.


Educational Publication For GHS Purple Book: Skin Corrosion and Irritation Guide

The GHS, CLP, and other regulatory bodies provide guidance for classifying and handling compounds that cause skin corrosion and skin irritation.

However, finding the information you need can be a challenge. That’s why ERA experts have compiled this 24-page guide to save you time and ensure accuracy.

Showcasing the Master Chemical and Regulatory List

Part of what makes ERA Environmental Management Solutions software different is our built-in Master Chemical List (MCL), which acts as an accurate and comprehensive backbone for your in-depth emissions reporting, chemical inventory management, Globally Harmonized System compliance, and
environmental management.

This case study will show you everything you need to know about the Master Chemical List.


5 Compelling Ways to Justify your SDS Software Business Case

This PDF guide gives you the framework to talk about GHS compliance with your executives and managers in plain, results-oriented language that will make an impact. 

Your executives want to know the costs and benefits of a GHS Compliance and SDS Authoring system; this guide gives you the outline to communicate a compelling ROI justification.


Redesigning Your SDS Management System to Ensure GHS Compliance

The way you manage your Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) has a major impact on your GHS compliance. 

This PDF guide examines the steps you can take to ensure your SDS Management System is GHS compliant, easy to manage, and keeps your employees safe when handling chemical products. 


New Business Risks and Opportunities associated with the GHS

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) introduces a wide array of risks and opportunities to any business that produces, exports, or imports chemical products. With the US and Canada transitioned to the UN's global standards, authoring compliant SDS is not only good practice but also a requirement.

This eBook for executives outlines the risks that the GHS poses to your business as well as the opportunities that await businesses that implement a proper authoring system.


The Upcoming GHS Transition: Is Your SDS Authoring Properly Prepared?

With both Canada and the United States putting a new focus on GHS compliance, it's vital to know how the SDS Authoring standards will affect your business. 

This PDF guide gives you a breakdown on SDS language requirements, SDS authoring processes, and dives into transportation and shipping legislation.


The GHS Limitations Guide: How GHS Compliance is Only The Beginning

If you thought chemical product safety ended with the Globally Harmonized System, then this PDF whitepaper is for you. Discover what the limitations of GHS compliance are and where the future of international chemical transportation and safety are going. 


7 Tips for a Smooth GHS Transition

If your business is transitioning to being in full GHS compliance, this short PDF tip sheet will start you off on the right foot. 

You get short and sweet action items for SDS authoring and how to update your chemical hazard management system to ensure you comply with the Globally Harmonized System.