Helping chemical suppliers comply with chemical hazard communication standards since 1988

History of Safeware Quasar

Safeware Quasar was founded in 1988 and began trading as a chemical regulatory consultancy service provider. Following the removal of European barriers in 1992, Safeware Quasar developed and launched its first software system.

Since then, the company has continued to closely monitor chemical regulations and expand the products and services portfolio in response to chemical regulatory changes.

Industry and GHS

In recent years, chemical regulatory compliance has undergone significant changes.

The United Nations (UN) introduced the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in the early 1990s. The intention was to standardise international regulations in order to better protect humans and the environment against chemical hazards globally and to facilitate the global trade of chemical products.

The Globally Harmonised System (GHS) standards have now been adopted as a framework for local/regional legislation by over 70 countries around the world.

Since its development began in 1992, the GHS has gradually been implemented across the world via regulations such as CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation (EC No 1907/2006) within the European Union and HazCom in the United States.

The standards have provided chemical suppliers with common criteria and chemical data to correctly classify chemicals and has provided a common framework for chemical hazard communication, including chemical labelling and the provision of safety data sheets (SDSs).

It is essential for any company operating in both local and global markets to understand their obligations and to comply.

The primary aims of the GHS standards are to increase communication and awareness around the health hazards of chemicals. This harmonised approach to the classification of substances and mixtures to identify environmental, physical and health hazards can then be communicated across the supply chain using Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and chemical labels.

The transition to the GHS standards continues to impact on industry and chemical companies have faced the complex task of implementing business processes to ensure they comply with local legislation.

Safeware Quasar

Safeware Quasar is proud to have helped customers manage the transition with comprehensive business analysis to determine requirements, as well as developing GHS software and offering consultancy services.

With over twenty eight years of experience in the field, you can rely on Safeware Quasar to provide expert services and software systems to ensure you comply with your regulatory obligations.

Contact us today to see how we can help you simplify your chemical compliance strategy


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