Today! Requirements are already in place for transferred and approved substances. The "grace period" for compliance has already expired. However, companies that have substances approved under group standards have until 1st July 2008 to obtain HSNO legal SDSs for all of their substances.
Yes. If you do not have an MSDS that complies with HSNO from your supplier, you will have to develop your own.
There are a number of new requirements which makes it difficult for you to ensure that your MSDSs are correctly written. Datachem has the expertise to help you with this process.
Suppliers have been legally required to provide a "compliance record" since July 2006. This confirms the group standard assignment under HSNO. Generally, they will have had to classify the products and work out relevant requirements such as approved handlers, signage, test certification and emergency planning.
Users of chemicals in NZ need to know the legal requirements which are dependent on the classifications. Although the supplier may not be legally required to provide an NZ SDS until July 2008, the users need the associated information NOW to ensure that they can comply.