Category Archives: SAFETY DATA SHEETS

WHICH FORM OF “REGULATORY TRANSLATION” APPLIES TO YOUR SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS) DOCUMENTS?

When performing an SDS translation, one of the primary concerns is regulatory compliance. There are several types of regulatory compliance, and different translation agencies use the term “Regulatory Translation” with different meanings, including: Format compliant Content compliant Phrase translation compliant One form of regulatory compliance involves the formatting of the SDS itself. Different countries have Read More

WHERE DOES TRANSLATION RANK WHEN IT COMES TO COST CUTTING?

I recently overheard someone from a large corporation say, “Next month will be a ‘red’ month.”  The speaker went on to explain that meant a spending freeze was coming up and any unnecessary spending would be curtailed. Having lived in the corporate world for almost ten years, I knew the regimen fairly well.  Every corporation Read More

SHOULD I TRANSLATE MY SDS USING A FREE ONLINE SERVICE?

The answer to that question depends upon your risk tolerance. If you are able to afford all the consequences of having a non-compliant SDS going out with your shipments, then by all means, use a free online machine translation for your health and safety guidance. Would you also put your Last Will and Testament through Read More