LCS Laboratory offers professional authoring of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in full compliance with Canadian and USA standards. All materials that are produced, generated or sold in North America should be offered with SDS prepared in compliance with local regulation. For example, if your product made in Canada and sold in USA, the SDS should reflect requirements of USA regulation.

The SDS’s slowly replac old style safety documents, formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). SDS is very similar to MSDS: it still requires product identification, composition, properties, toxicology,  exposure limits, environmental hazards and other parameters.  The major difference is that SDS is built on requirements of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) developed by United Nations. GHS establishes the same safety terminology for all participating countries.

Burning dustOur SDS authoring service is supported by our laboratory testing capability and several decades of experience in research and industrial chemistry. We are not only preparing the SDS, but also can test your product for it chemical, physical properties, transportation class, and packaging group.

Typical workflow includes the following steps:

  1. Client provides available information on the material, it components and available physic properties. This original information creates a basis for all following work.
  2. LCS Laboratory analyses the case and produces a formal quote for the project. Once the quote is approved by the client we can start the project.
  3. Materials with well defined chemical composition do not require additional chemical analysis. If the chemical composition is unknown, LCS laboratory can assist with testing.
  4. LCS Laboratory performs literature search for material properties that are required for SDS preparation:
    • Physical properties
    • Toxicological properties
  5. IMG_8952Properties that cannot be found in literature, but still essential for material classification are tested by LCS Laboratory and reported to the client. The findings are included in SDS.
  6. If the hazardous class and packaging group are unknown, we offer laboratory tests for Class 3, 4, and 8. The classification results are incorporated into the SDS.
  7. SDS is prepared and reviewed by LCS Laboratory.
  8. The Safety Data Sheet is released to the client.

The above procedure is unique to the safety industry, and allows us to deliver the most accurate SDS’s on the market. If you need SDS for your product, please contact us for a free, no obligation quote.