Most common non-compliances
The revision date is located in the header or footer of the safety data sheet (SDS), but not in the section “Other information”.
Date of latest revision
The date of the latest revision of the safety data sheet (SDS) must appear in Section 16 of the SDS.
While the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) does not set out a mandatory period for an SDS to be revised, suppliers should ensure that the accuracy of the information is validated on an ongoing basis to ensure the SDS is accurate at the time of sale or import as per the requirement of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA).
Some jurisdictions may have a requirement where suppliers may need to provide a current (and possibly revised) SDS to employers who are required by provincial and territorial occupational health and safety legislation to obtain a current SDS within a specific time frame that does not involve the sale of a hazardous product.
Acronyms and abbreviations should be explained in Section 16 if they are used in any section of the SDS, with the exception of the classification disclosed in Section 2 where no abbreviation is accepted.