material safety data sheet Articles

  • 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

  • Eusheet: Material Safety Data Sheets in accordance with the safety regulations

    Material Safety Data Sheets in accordance with the safety regulations. EUSHEET Plus GHS/CLP is software that can create Safety Data Sheets that fully comply with safety and environmental protection regulations in all European Union countries. It’s an ...


    By Selerant srl

  • 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

  • Rust-Oleum Europe Addresses EU Compliance Deadlines with Standardized Safety Data Sheets and Labels

    Rust-Oleum Europe is part of RPM International Inc., one of the world’s largest paint manufacturers. RPM employs approximately 10,000 workers in 94 plants across 22 countries and sells its products in 150 countries worldwide. As a multi-national business unit, Rust-Oleum Europe is committed to complying with all of the different laws and regulations of the European Union countries where its ...


    By IHS

  • Simplifying Safety, MC Technologies new approach to hazardous materials management

    From small offices to manufacturing facilities with hundreds of workers, every workplace must track how it uses and stores hazardous chemicals to protect its employees and the environment. Manufacturers of the materials create material safety data sheets, or MSDS, detailing the dangers, make-up and other pertinent information associated with a hazardous material found in a cleaner, solvent or ...

  • 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

  • Global harmonization — A catalyst for safety

    The majority of employers in the United States would not argue the point that the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has cost their company an incredible amount of time, money, and grief since its inception. Though it is a great concept, I question whether the HCS, even after more than 20 years in existence, has produced more than a few positive results in the eyes of most employers and ...

  • Enginetics Aerospace Boosts Safety Data Management to Earn ISO 14001 Certification and Lower Operating Costs

    Product and worker safety have always been top priorities at Enginetics Aerospace Corporation. Founded in 1976, this Ohio-based company began as a small manufacturer of prototype parts. Today it is a leading provider of complex metal formed components and fabricated assemblies for the global aerospace industry, partnering with the US Department of Defense as well as commercial jet builders and ...


    By IHS

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Working safely around hazardous materials and contaminants

    The first step in working safely around hazardous materials should always be a hazard assessment review. The OSHA standard mandates companies must conduct a hazard assessment to identify the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and properly train employees on how to use it. OSHA compliance officers will review written hazard assessments for completeness and accuracy. In the case of ...

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Electronic System Cuts Paper And Costs Of Managing Hazardous Materials

    The typical hospital uses thousands of potentially dangerous lab chemicals, cleaning products, and gases--including oxygen--each of which comes with several sheets of government-mandated paper on safety regulations. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, industry-accreditation organizations, and fire departments all have rules about how those chemicals are tracked and managed. ...


    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

  • Global aerospace manufacturer cuts material-approval time by 75%

    Automating workflows around today’s detailed materials data gets planes off the ground quicker, according to Actio. The aerospace industry is known for inventing, driving, and implementing advanced technology to solve complex engineering problems. Processes are implemented throughout design and manufacturing to ensure that chemicals, parts, and systems: comply with design ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Hosted services tapped to manage data on chemicals

    An emerging class of hosted services is designed to make it easier for manufacturing companies to manage the material safety data sheets (MSDS) required for each of the chemicals used in their products. Last week, 3E Co., a Carlsbad, Calif.-based provider of Web-based chemical management services, launched Version 2.0 of its 3E Online offering. The upgraded service allows users to more quickly ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • 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

  • Safety at work: Safealign & Bapp Technology - Case Study

    Leadership development at Montataire, France As a global leader in domestic paints, AkzoNobel manufactures and distributes a complete range of internal and external decorating products in France for both professionals and non-professionals alike. The company also manufactures and distributes building products, including paints used to treat wood, primary materials such as additives, ...

  • My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS?

    Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place the responsibility on employers to ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to WHMIS controlled products.  Employers must ensure that workers are educated about the hazards of controlled products ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Ampacet Case Study - Migrating 20 years of data into a 100% automated solution

    Ampacet Corporation is the world's leading volume provider of color and additive masterbatch solutions. Their products and services are in virtually every corner of the world. With nine global manufacturing sites, 19,000 active products and 70,000 total products, global regulatory compliance is critical to Ampacet’s operations. For more than 20 years, Ampacet controlled the authoring, managing ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Eglin air force base achieves goal of 100% compliance with EHS regulations for hazardous materials management

    For personnel at Eglin Air Force Base, working with hazardous materials is all part of the job. Yet, thanks to the base’s highly successful Hazardous Materials Program (HMP), it is a job that is done safely every day and in full compliance with a host of government and military regulations. Eglin, an operating unit of the Air Force Materiel Command, is home to the 96th Air Base Wing and the ...


    By IHS

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