SDS Overview

Introduction

Albert One-Click SDS supports the automatic generation of GHS compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS). SDS creation is formula-based, pulling information from the ingredients’ corresponding CAS numbers or unique external identifiers (RSN). Safety Data Sheets are generated in less than 15 seconds, delivering reliable regulatory documentation to both Albert users and their customers. Albert One-Click SDS supports Innovators and EH&S personnel during the product development process. Please be sure to seek technical guidance when referring to this document. 

Disclaimer: SDS generation is available for multiple Jurisdictions & languages. Currently, Albert supports following regions: United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Ireland, India, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain (England), Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Romania, China, Taiwan.

  
How to Generate an SDS from a Formula

  1. Login to Albert and navigate to your project.  
  2. Then, click on Albert Worksheet to navigate to the formulas in your project. 
  3. Identify the formula for which you want to generate an SDS.  
  4. In the column header, click on the details icon and select Auto-Generate SDS in the dropdown menu. 
    Note: You can only generate an SDS for one formula at a time. 
     
    Alternatively, access Albert One-Click SDS by navigating to your formula through the inventory module. Navigate to Inventory → Formulas or, filter your Inventory items by Formulas 
  5. Select your desired formula and navigate to the details icon. Then click Auto-Generate SDS 

    A dialogue will appear for SDS Generation. Fill the required fields. For additional guidance or support for this section, please work with your internal support team. All fields with an asterisk* are mandatory.

    Name Description
    Albert ID* Default selected Formulation ID
    Product Type* Dropdown list (Select appropriate product type)
    Physical State* Only Liquids
    Jurisdiction* Dropdown list (Select option from supported regions)
    Language* Dropdown list (Select option from supported languages)
    Legal Entity* Dropdown list (Default selection to corporation name of the selected region; in case of multiple legal entities for a selected region, please choose the correct legal entity based your SBU/project information)
    Flash Point* Dropdown list (Select option from predefined ranges)
    Initial Boiling Point Dropdown list only if Flash point: < 23°C (73.4°F)
    Viscosity* Enter appropriate numeric value, defaults to 1000.
    Viscosity Unit* Dropdown list (Select appropriate unit)
    Specific Gravity* Enter appropriate numeric value, defaults to 1.
    Color Free text: appearance (can be left blank if not determined)
    Odor Free text: smell (can be left blank if not determined)
    VOC Content Value (Free text; enter appropriate value, can be left blank if not determined)
    VOC Unit Dropdown list (Select appropriate unit)
    pH Range* Dropdown list (Select option from ranges)
    Heat of Reaction* Dropdown list (Select option from ranges)
  6. Click Generate SDS 
    Note: You must complete all required fields before clicking Generate SDS 
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  7. In the top right corner of your browser, you will find a message indicating your SDS is being auto-generated.A white background with blue text

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  8. Success! Your auto-generated SDS is ready and will automatically begin downloading. .   
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    You can also access the SDS metadata input file by clicking Click Here in the popup notification shown above. The Metadata Excel sheet contains information for all individual substances included in the formula or mixture, including the concentration and physical, chemical, regulatory, and toxicological properties contributing to the auto-generated SDS. This provides visibility into the rule sets that are deployed and classifications that were determined during the process of generating the SDS.

Warnings

When accessing Albert One-Click SDS for a formula or mixture, you may get a Warning! dialogue. Make sure that the raw materials and consumables used in the formula have CAS numbers and/or Unique External Identifiers associated with it.  
Albert will also warn you if the composition does not add up to 100%. The percentage of the known composition of a raw material will be reflected in the warning message. If you still wish to generate the SDS, provide your consent to bypass the warning and continue. 
Disclaimer: Bypassing the warning means that you take on the liability to confirm the information is correct.

 
 
Albert generates the SDS document according to these rules:

    • The composition & substance properties associated with each raw material, including the substance Hazard classification, will be pulled from the database in real-time.
    • Hazard Classification, substance disclosure, and Dangerous Goods classification are generated based on the jurisdiction rulesets 
      Failed to generate SDS error message: Albert does not allow to generate SDS when one of the below properties is associated with substance present in the mixture: 
Jurisdiction Regulatory Properties  
All Missing hazards Hazards not identified
USA SNUR* Present/Listed. 
Europe ROHS Listed and above threshold
Taiwan TCSI list Not listed
Taiwan TCCSCA Listed and above threshold
China IECSC list Not listed
China New pollutant Listed and above threshold
Canada CEPA MC Listed and >10ppm
Canada CEPA SNAc Listed and >10ppm
Canada CEPA PTS Listed and >10ppm
Canada CEPA ECL Listed and >10ppm

Note: Hard stop can be removed upon customer request. If CAS number is available but has missing hazards, Albert will not be able to generate the SDS and show an error. Please submit a support ticket to add the relevant hazards to the missing Hazards CAS number as per the supplier SDS.

 

SDS Section 14 Transportation Classification Limitations:

Due to severity and safety implications, by default, Section 14 dangerous goods classification will be listed as 'Unavailable' for all modes of transport:

  • If mixture is classified as Fatally Toxic (Acute toxic, Cat 1, 2, 3; Class 1, Explosives; Class 6.2, Infectious; Class 7, Radioactive), has a Heat of Reaction >300 J/g (highly exothermic materials) or Class 5.2 (Organic Peroxide), Albert will output "Unavailable" for section 14 Dangerous Good Classification. An Internal Regulatory Team consultation is needed for those types of assessments. and a regulatory expert will be needed for classification, or the customer will need to contact Albert to potentially allow for these scenarios.

Only formulas in liquid state

The current version of the automated SDS generator only supports formulas in the liquid state. Your formula will not be supported if it has any other physical states.

Reaction Formulas

When the starting components do not equal the final chemical composition. Examples: Polymers, Salts, Acid – Base Neutralization, Evaporations, Etc.

For more details, see here: Reaction Products in Albert

Hazardous experimental material with missing CAS information

For hazardous experimental materials with missing CAS information, please contact the PSRA team

Name and email on the SDS

The name and email of the person who generated the SDS will be available in section 16. Please note that the user is responsible to ensure that the formulation information and RSN are correct when creating the SDS. 

The Albert SDS generator saves time compared to the traditional PSRA process,but puts the responsibility of checking these values on the users in trade.

 

Glossary & Nomenclature

Term Definition
CAS number Numerical identifier assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service
RSN number Unique external substance/composition identifier
SDS Safety Data Sheet
SNUR Significant New Use Rule
ROHS Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS)
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
TCSI Taiwan Chemical Substance Inventory
TCCSCA Taiwan Toxic Chemicals and Concerned Substances Control Act
IECSC Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China
CEPA MC Canada. Ministerial Conditions for the Manufacture and Import of Substances New to Canada and Suspected of being Toxic (CEPA 1999, Section 84)
CEPA SNAc Canada. Substances Subject to Significant New Activity (SNAc) Reporting Requirements
CEPA PTS Canada. Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations
CEPA ECL Canada. Export Control List (CEPA Schedule 3)

 


 

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