Safety Data Sheet suppliers are usually required to provide emergency telephone number in section 1 of the SDSs. Some regulations even recommend having 24/7 local emergency telephone numbers. OSHA clearly states that the telephone number should be provided for person / entity who is either knowledgeable of the hazardous material being shipped and who has comprehensive emergency response and incident mitigation information for that material. However, companies are facing issues with availability of knowledgeable persons / staff who can be available for 24/7 to carry out such tasks.
Dangerous Goods classification is one of the critical activities for any organization to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and also ensuring not to harm persons and environment. The classification of Dangerous goods is a skill which is getting scarce in organizations due to various reasons like availability of SME’s and knowledge gaps etc.