managing msds sheet Articles

  • Going forward with MSDS management

    There has been no shortage of innovations in the off-highway industry over the past few years, what with engine manufacturers redesigning systems to meet regulations and OEMs redesigning equipment to fit those systems. With all those new designs and new parts, OEMs and parts suppliers worldwide have learned the hard way what happens when a company’s material approval process workflow is not ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • New approaches in MSDS management

    From its inception to present day, the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) has evolved, mostly for convenience, into a document that provides data in greater detail than the standard requires. The creation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) was mandated by OSHA via the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) on Nov. 23, 1983, and amended on Sept. 23, 1987, to include all employers ...


    By 3E Company

  • Maintaining a compliant MSDS management program

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is becoming increasingly complicated as product sourcing and formulations grow more complex and organizations expand into new markets on a global scale. New initiatives such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals add to the challenge of keeping on top ...


    By 3E Company

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By 3E Company

  • Survey says: Material safety data sheet (MSDS)

    A good system for chemical management begins with a complete inventory of the laboratory's chemicals and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) collection for those materials. A little more than 18 months ago, an entirely preventable tragedy occurred when a UCLA research assistant was burned over 43 percent of her body and died 18 days later in a hospital burn unit. While using a plastic syringe to ...


    By 3E Company

  • The 5 Keys to Web-based MSDS Management

    A Material Safety Data Sheet, called an "MSDS" or sometimes just "SDS," contains critical safety information. With environmental issues and safety concerns on the rise, companies now face a dual challenge of mitigating risk to employees while reducing the high costs and complexities of Environmental, ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Quaker Chemical Case Study - Raw Material MSDS Management

    Quaker Chemical Corporation, with revenues of $450 million, is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries — including steel, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings, and construction materials. As Quaker continues to expand worldwide, their existing outsourced material safety data sheet ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • MSDS Management Leads to Better Inventory Control for City of Manassas Schools

    Background Manassas is located in Virginia, thirty miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and has a rich historical background dating back to the Civil War. Their motto, "Providing an innovative, engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment for all students”, drives the motivation of its staff, who serves approximately 7,000 students on eight campuses. Maximizing the ...


    By 3E Company

  • Goodyear Streamlines Inbound MSDS Management: Advances Employee Safety; Reduces Costs

    Established in 1898, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is one the world’s largest producer of tires, hoses, belts and chemical and synthetic rubber. The company, which is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has more than 80 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries. In addition to manufacturing, the company has more than 2,000 retail outlets allowing for global market penetration. As an industry ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By 3E Company

  • 3E Online Resuscitates Banner Health’s Ailing MSDS Management Program Banner Health

    Background Banner Health is one of the largest health care systems in the country, with locations in seven states, 40,000 employees, 23 hospitals and 4,330 beds. Banner Health’s mission is: “To make a difference in people's lives through excellent patient care.” The company has a relentless dedication to providing quality healthcare. Since ...


    By 3E Company

  • Hosted services tapped to manage data on chemicals - Manufacturers replace safety info sheets with online systems

    Untitled Document An emerging class of hosted services is designed to make it easier for manufacturing companies to manage the material ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Cerexagri/UPI Case Study - Hosted MSDS Authoring Software - SAP Integration

    Cerexagri is the crop-science business unit of Arkema with annual revenues of about EUR 200 million. The company specializes in plant protection products, mainly fungicides and post-harvest treatment products for fruits and vegetables, where it is market leader. Cerexagri has over 70 years of experience in the global market. Headquartered in Trenton, NJ, UPI is the North American division of ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • More than penalty avoidance - the role of the MSDS throughout the supply chain

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance programs are typically geared toward delivering continuous improvement in performance and/or reducing risk. Companies that want to deliver sustainable ongoing improvements in compliance associated with handling chemicals are best advised to take a full-lifecycle approach to understanding and managing chemical product compliance across the ...


    By 3E Company

  • Supreme Chemicals of Georgia Utilizes 3E’s MSDS Authoring Service with Optimal Results

    Background Supreme Chemicals’ Krud Kutter® brand products are used by major industrial applicators (Ford, General Motors, Boeing), schools, hospitals, hotels, theme parks (Disney, Six Flags), cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Carnival), numerous contractors and end users nationwide. Their products are sold throughout 15,000 retail outlets, including leading home centers, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing Regulatory Burdens

    hazardous materials can be found at virtually every construction project in the United States. Surprisingly to some, a brick is considered a hazardous material under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication regulations as a source of crystalline silica if cut or sawed. Primer purchased at the local hardware store is a flammable liquid to a highway patrol ...


    By 3E Company

  • Case study - Sealed Air chooses UL The Wercs to replace six disparate MSDS systems

    The Situation With operations in more than 60 countries, JohnsonDiversey, Inc. (JDI| is a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions to the institutional and industrial marketplace. JDI serves customers in the lodging, food services, retail, health care, food and beverage sectors as well as building service contractors worldwide. The Challenge ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Intelligent Authoring for MSDS and other Compliance Documents: A Global Strategic Solution to a Global Strategic Issue

    In the coatings industry, as in all consumer-oriented businesses, the demand is driven by a mosaic of cultures, traditions, taste, disposable income, environmental concerns, climate, etc. Customers have to choose among hundreds of products and they want to know everything about this blue decorating, construction or industrial paint they are about to buy. Nowadays, people do not only buy a ...


  • UK’s NCEC uses US software to author Reach compliant data sheets

    The UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) has chosen a software platform from US-headquartered The Wercs to author material safety data sheets (MSDS) that comply with Europe’s chemical legislation Reach, as well as the UN's Globally Harmonised System (GHS), the software company said on Thursday. As critical deadlines approach for Reach and GHS, the NCEC will ...


    By UL The WERCS

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