msds information Articles

  • Two Detector Solution to Analyzing Sulfur

    Sulfur compounds are reactive, corrosive to pipes, and destructive to catalysts in petroleum refineries. Sulfur emission are strictly regulated globally. When released into the atmosphere sulfur dioxide converts to sulfuric acid resulting in adverse effects on human health and the environment. Sulfur detection is found useful in many other industries; therefore, detection of sulfur compounds in ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • MSDS vs SDS, a comparison

    The main purpose of the switch from the MSDS to the SDS is to create a simpler and more unified standard way to communicate the hazards of a chemical. Prior to the switch companies may have had MSDS in multiple formats with information on those formats in varied locations. By moving to a universal format it makes it easier for employees to find information on a chemical, it also lowers the burden ...


    By Logical Technology, Inc.

  • 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

  • KAO Case Study: MSDS

    PROFILE AND MISSION Kao Chemicals Europe S.L. (KCE) is a group company of Kao Corporation with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Kao Corporation manufactures and sells consumer products (e.g. home & personal care) and chemical products (e.g. fatty chemicals & oils, specialty chemicals, fragrances & flavors, toner, etc.) as the pillars of its business activities. The Company is striving ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • EPA uses Actio software to inform workers about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Software keeps EPA workers informed about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and ...


    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

  • Managing compliance: Declassified confidential business information: is your product next?

    How will EPA’s more stringent policy for the review and submission of confidential business information impact your company? Nearly 2 years have passed since EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that the agency would be increasing transparency and giving the general public more access to information about chemicals. This announcement was a part of a set of core principals that the ...


    By 3E Company

  • The Hazard Communication Rule: Their Right to Know; Your Duty to Inform

    Untitled Document More than 32 million workers in the United States are potentially exposed to chemical hazards on the job. If you find that ...


  • 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

  • 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

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