MSDS Management Articles

  • Case study - Regulatory reporting done accurately and fast

    Bellatrix Exploration Bellatrix Exploration Ltd is a Calgary, Alberta based intermediate energy producer focused on exploration and development of light oil and liquids-rich natural gas opportunities in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Looking for an Easier Way Bellatrix initially contacted Chemscape as they were looking for an easier way to ...

  • Case study - Value that goes beyond MSDS Management

    SanLing Resources SanLing Energy Ltd is an intermediate sized commodity balanced oil & gas company operating in BC & Alberta. SanLing uses msdsBinders to manage their MSDSs but there are many additional features beyond managing MSDSs that clients can utilize. Value-Added Inventory Support Shirley Pohl, HSE Representative from SanLing ...

  • Case study - msdsBinders instrumental in implementing RBS Bulk Systems safety policies

    Introduction RBS Bulk Systems provides high-quality dry and liquid bulk transportation services throughout Western Canada and the United States. For RBS, accurate MSDS management is essential to ensure both safety and compliance while transporting a broad range of products for their customers. Situation Prior to becoming a msdsBinders ...

  • Case study - Chemical management and the health and safety of workers at Packers Plus enhanced with the implementation of msdsBinders

    Introduction Packers Plus is the innovator of open hole, multi-stage completion systems and provides solutions for technically challenging applications in horizontal, vertical, multi-lateral and high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) wells. Packers Plus has operations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. Situation Packers Plus came to ...

  • Case study - Chemscape’s WHMIS to GHS course provides Veresen relevant safety information and practical training with their course integration with msdsBinders

    Veresen Veresen is a diversified North American energy infrastructure company that owns assets within three business segments — pipelines, midstream and power. Situation In the past Veresen used training programs that were complicated and hard to access for their employees. This results in training getting pushed to the side or not getting ...

  • Case study - Sherritt: Using msdsBinders to increase safety and reduce effort

    Introduction Sherritt is the largest coal producer in Canada and the largest independent energy producer in Cuba. The company licenses its proprietary technologies and provides metallurgical services to mining and refining operations worldwide. Situation Before msdsBinders the office was full of dusty old binders that sat in the corner and were ...

  • Case study - msdsBinders provides safer, faster and more compliant MSDS management

    Husky Energy: Responsible Offshore Operations The Atlantic division of Husky Energy is a key growth area for Husky and runs the offshore operations off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Situation Before msdsBinders, Atlantic Husky used an excel spreadsheet to track all 600 approved chemicals; “The problem was that the document was ...

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Synopsis Available for 2016 U.S.-EU: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Joint Workshop

    The synopsis is available for the June 6-7, 2016, U.S.-European Union (EU) Nano Environmental and Health Safety (NanoEHS) Research Efforts joint workshop. According to the synopsis, the first day of the workshop was devoted to an interactive nanoEHS scrimmage in which the groups collectively ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders – At work and away

    Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) make up a significant number of work related ill health cases in the United Kingdom. MSD according to the HSE covers any injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues in the upper/lower limbs or the back. In the latest 2014/15 figures from the HSE, 53% of cases (383,000 cases) that started more than 12 months ago can be attributed to MSD. A 2014 survey ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Safety Smart Companies: Three Workplace Hazard Observation Tips

    This week we continue to explore the themes being highlighted in 2016’s National Safety Month. Every June the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to raise health and safety awareness throughout our lives. Last week we talked about how “Safety Smart” employers can ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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

    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

  • Seeking Guidance on TSCA Section 8C

    Challenge A manufacturer of wood treatment chemicals became concerned with potential adverse chemical reactions to pressure treated wood. Although no formal letters or reports of such reactions had been reported to the EPA, the client became worried about how such reactions could impact business. Solution In response to the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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.

  • Ergonomics in the Workplace

    Work-related musculosketal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most frequently reported cases of lost or restricted work time and can be significantly reduced by properly fitting a job to a person, also known as the study of ergonomics. Ergonomics involves evaluating the physical aspects of an environment (e.g. workstations) as well as the way in which people work to help prevent MSDs. MSDs, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Simulation–based characterisation of critical infrastructure system resilience

    This paper presents a simulation–based approach to the resilience analysis of critical infrastructures systems, making possible the characterisation of the structural resilience features of the system and estimation of the benefits that are derived from improved resilience practices, i.e., preparedness or responsiveness, due to enhanced information–sharing processes among the actors. Resilience ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • OSHA Clarifies June, 2015 Hazcom Deadline for Chemical Blenders

    OSHA has provided additional clarity and guidance to chemical blenders who rely on downstream SDS information from their suppliers.  Previously, chemical blenders were caught in a no win situation.  If they need to re-author their MSDS's into the new SDS/GHS format by June, 2015, how can they comply if they have not received the updated SDS from their suppliers?  Thanks to the ...


    By M3V Data Management

  • Keeping it confidential

    Navigating the intricacies of the EPA’s CBI requirements for PMNs Claiming chemical identity as confidential is becoming increasingly difficult, especially in this global market. In the EU, the rules are very stringent and require that all hazardous substances be declared on the safety data sheet (SDS), making it nearly impossible to keep chemical names confidential. In the US, for ...


    By Verisk 3E

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