Live Webinar: Beware of Mislabeled Chemicals in Your Supply Chain

by Craig Hodgson, on June 15, 2017

Imagine you’re with a large chemical company producing a host of commercial cleaning products. You deal with several suppliers who provide the critical raw materials that go into your products. Some of these materials are escalating in price. As a cost-conscious buyer, you find a cheaper, albeit lesser-known supplier in India. Everything checks out and you order these essential chemicals, which are then sent to your plant and put into production. You assume the materials are labeled correctly and in compliance with OSHA's Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the classification of chemicals.

Turns out that supplier’s chemical is extremely toxic to the environment but there was no warning symbol on the drum that contained it. It went through your process resulting in a finished product—also without the proper warning. Guess who’s responsible for notifying customers? Guess who faces a “failure to warn” lawsuit, not to mention personal injury, property damage, and/or wrongful death litigation if there’s a spill or leak? As much as the burden should be shared between manufacturers and their global suppliers, the responsibility falls squarely on your shoulders.

Sadly, this is happening more and more in the extended supply chain.

We’re seeing a growing number of companies entering the chemical market. Many are from countries with poorly enforced labeling laws, including India, China and the Philippines. And many may be doing business with you. Are you prepared for the consequences of receiving, processing or shipping hazardous chemicals that were not properly labeled—even if the raw materials didn’t come from you? The dangers are very real and the costs to you can be crippling.

Webinar: Beware of Mislabeled Chemicals in Your Supply Chain
When: Thursday, June 22 @ 11:00 AM EDT
Speaker: Sharen B. Breyer, Regulatory Compliance/Hazard Communications Specialist, Galata Chemicals and SCHC

Attend a special webinar next week “Beware of Mislabeled Chemicals in Your Supply Chain” as we look closer at this important issue. You’ll hear from an industry expert from the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) who will share real-world examples of supplier mislabeling and provide insight to help you navigate the latest rules regarding GHS-compliant labels. Know your obligations in the extended chemical supply chain and learn how advancements in enterprise chemical labeling software will help you prevent supplier errors and ensure GHS compliance—both upstream and downstream.

Make plans now to attend and register here.


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Topics:Supply ChainRegulatoryChemical