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"I use GLTaC for SDS and label translations. I trust their technical expertise. Also, their turnaround time is super fast and their prices are very competitive."
Michelle Baker, CHMM, CDGP; Product Stewardship Manager
Zeon Chemicals LP
When it comes to safety data sheet (SDS) translation, GLTaC goes beyond what other translation companies provide through our commitment to client satisfaction, translator qualification, as well as an industry-knowledgeable project management team and support staff.
While our clients expect our work to be done to the highest standard, we have always understood that business success rides on the quality of our work – and so do people’s lives.
How can we be sure our SDS translations are correct and compliant?
Anyone familiar with the environment, health and safety (EHS) field knows how difficult it can be to create a correct, regulatory compliant SDS in English. At GLTaC, we must take that English SDS and assure it is translated correctly into over 50 languages, with many of those languages having unique requirements based on national hazard communication regulations.
We search diligently for the most knowledgeable, experienced EHS industry experts who are also bilingual. The vast majority of our translation team are currently working in the field and translating for us as well. Some are professional linguists, but regardless of their background GLTaC requires every translator to pass a rigorous sample translation test. This sample translation consists of a selection of phrases reflecting SDS content, with each phrase sourced to a specific regulatory reference. The translator must correctly translate above 90% for us to have confidence in their abilities.
Our project managers attend training specific to the industry and GLTaC is the only translation company with long-term membership in the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC).
No other translation company puts translations through the review cycle that we do at GLTaC. Several reviewers and editors go through every document following a comprehensive quality assurance process. We compare terminology against hazard communication regulations and maintain an up-to-date, 26-page list of norms, standards and laws across the world. We perform automated checks along with manual reviews using a checklist for punctuation, spelling, grammar, numerical consistency, special coding, spacing, capitalization, abbreviations and technical accuracy.
As the preferred provider of SDS translations to most of the major SDS authoring systems available today, GLTaC can say that our translations appear in over 1,000,000 SDS documents each year worldwide. No other translation company can make that claim.