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  • 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

  • Documents: the next frontier

    A new generation of document management technology more closely tied to business processes offers hope for greater efficiencies. Remember the paperless office? We dreamed of a day when all documents were digital, what you saw was really what you got, and file cabinets were relegated to museums and other repositories of the outdated. This was truly an idea that sounded better on, well, paper than ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Behind the Application: The importance of strong document management services behind your MSDS management solution

    Untitled Document When evaluating a MSDS management solution, it is important to look behind the application to ensure that it is driven by not only leading technology & functionality, but by ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • MSDS Management & The Costs of Non-Compliance

    Untitled Document If your MSDS management system, as a key component of your hazard communication process, is ineffective it can - like a cascading line of dominos – cause a chain reaction that could ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Web-based technology, a competitive advantage for global MSDS management

    Due to economic globalization, business operating plans and workforces are being affected by international regulatory developments, causing growing concern for human health and environmental protection. This concern has resulted in global changes for HazCom, including changes in chemical classification, labeling and MSDS...Read the full document at ...


    By SiteHawk

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Summit Industrial Products Advances Business Process Innovation for Private Label and MSDS Authoring

    Summit Industrial Products (Summit), a wholly-owned subsidiary of German-based Klüber Lubrication, manufactures specialty lubricants under private label relationships. The company manufactures more than 5,000 products at its three North American manufacturing facilities. Due to the increase in demand for its products, Summit began to evaluate numerous initiatives to improve critical business ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Vestas Wind Systems Blows Away Global Deployment Challenges with 3E Online - MSDS

    Background Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines. It is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the world, and operates manufacturing plants in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Britain, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, China, and the United States.  The company employs more than 20,000 people globally and is passionately committed to ...


    By 3E Company

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