March 30, 2023 / Denese A. Deeds

Now Available: The Updated SDS and Label Authoring Course

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and label authoring is a critical component of an effective hazard communication plan. To better protect workers from hazardous products, a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for efficient SDS and label authoring is essential.

If you are interested in becoming a Safety Data Sheet Registered Professional (SDSRP), the SDS and Label Authoring Registry offers the only credential for the professional hazard communicator. Earning the SDSRP sets you apart as a true expert in this field. If SDS preparation is part of your job duties, you should consider becoming registered—it has never been easier.

Over the past year, a team of SDS experts and the creative staff at AIHA have been hard at work updating the SDS and Label Authoring Course. For many years this course was offered at AIHce EXP and at the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication conference to help prospective registrants prepare for the exam. A recorded version has also been available through the AIHA Marketplace. While the recording was great preparation for the exam, listening to the presentations and watching the slides was rather boring. And with the recent revisions to the Body of Knowledge for the Registry and the Study Guide, and with the exam itself undergoing an update, a facelift was needed for the prep course. Additionally, we realized that this course could not only help those interested in earning the SDSRP credential, but also help improve the skills of current and new SDS and label authors.

AIHA is excited to announce that the new SDS and Label Authoring Course includes updated content to align with Revision 8 of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), and is now more interactive. Each module contains both recorded lectures from our experts and interactive content with quizzes interspersed to test your comprehension. You can start and stop whenever it suits your schedule and repeat sections to help you review as the test date gets closer. There is new content on the regulations for transportation of Dangerous Goods (DG) and expanded information on chemical control laws and trade secret regulations around the world. With these additions, the course is now eligible for 16 contact hours.

The instructor team is thrilled to be a part of this course, and we know users will find that it helps them attain this registration. The team thanks Lauren Corlett for her hard work and imagination in updating and improving the course.

Denese A. Deeds

Denese A. Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, SDSRP, is cofounder of IHSC LLC in Milford, Connecticut.


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