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  • 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

  • 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

  • MSDS Technology Made Simple

    As if it weren't hard enough to keep a business flowing smoothly and clients and employees safe and happy, you must also keep up with the lastest technology. While it may not be important to have the latest and greatest computer system, technology aimed at making your business run more efficiently could save you money, and thus deserves a look. Many companies have turned to computer ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eastman Outsources MSDS Authoring

    Background Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) is a global company whose products touch the lives of people around the world every day. Headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, U.S.A., Eastman manufactures and markets more than 1,200 chemicals, fibers and plastics products. While Eastman's products are not household words, they are used in thousands of consumer products. ...


    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

  • 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

  • Best practices in Global MSDS authoring and distribution

    Organizations of all sizes face increasing challenges from globalization and changinginternational regulatolY initiatives.These challenges affect an organization'sability to produce and maintain materialsafety data sheets (MSDSs). MSDSs arerequired during sale, use, storage, andshipment of hazardous chemicals. Global MSDS RequirementsCountries have different requirementsand guidelines for ...


    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

  • Webinar - Best Practices in Chemical and MSDS Management

    Companies face many hurdles today when it comes to chemical management. This 45-minute webinar will discuss the factors, tools, and techniques to minimize the burden of chemical data management and boost the impact of compliance, safety, and regulatory reporting initiatives. Led by chemical management specialists from SiteHawk and Compliance Optimizers, this webinar will outline a best ...


    By SiteHawk

  • 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

  • KMG Electronic Chemicals Electrified by 3E’s Fast and Reliable MSDS Authoring Service

    Background KMG Electronic Chemicals, Inc., supplies acids, solvents, and other chemicals used in the manufacture of semiconductors primarily from its state of the art facility in Pueblo, Colorado. Customers use these products to etch and clean wafers at each production layer. In Europe, its subsidiary, KMG Italia S.r.l., operates from a manufacturing and warehouse facility near ...


    By 3E Company

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Choosing An Electronic MSDS Management System

    MSDS Management is a real pain in the neck, to put it one way. If you secretly know you're not 100% in compliance, you're not alone. OSHA studies show that only around 70% of a company's hazardous chemical inventory has accurate MSDS's available. But what can you do? Electronic MSDS management is being adopted with increasing frequency. After all, anything has to be better than trying to keep ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • 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

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