3E Company launches 3E integrated MSDS data for MSDgen to streamline development of accurate hazard communication documentation


Source: 3E Company

3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen. The solution features the integration of 3E’s material safety data sheet (MSDS) management service with its MSDgen® MSDS authoring system. It brings powerful data-sharing capabilities that facilitate the moreefficient development of hazard communication documentation and management of vendor raw material MSDSs.

3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgenenables customers to efficiently load and update the data found on vendor MSDS documents into MSDgen, dramatically reducing the amount of time required to acquire and access these documents and data. 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen extracts key physical-chemical data — such as boiling point, physical state, density, and flash point — to load into MSDgen as key raw material inputs for the development of product-level hazard communication documentation. The seamless integration of indexed data from the raw material MSDSs streamlines the authoring process because now the MSDS author does not have to manually enter this information into MSDgen.

Manufacturers such as plastic products producer Spartech Corporation are already using 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen to strengthen critical vendor MSDS management and authoring initiatives.

“Safety and sustainability are of utmost importance to Spartech. These priorities are at the very core of our company, and our commitment to achieving these goals permeates all the various groups in the company,” said Bernard C. Henn, corporate product stewardship manager, Spartech Corporation. “Using 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen helps Spartech realize these goals by providing us with the data we need to efficiently develop compliant HazComm documents and effectively manage our vendor raw material MSDSs. Having access to our vendor MSDS data within MSDgen streamlines the authoring process tremendously and reduces the amount of time spent authoring MSDSs.”

3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen combines MSDS content, including both data and documents, with the ability to import that data into MSDgen. Users of 3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen are able to leverage 3E Company’s unique MSDS obtainment capabilities, in which 3E Company’s team of expert researchers obtains MSDSs for customers. This team is constantly collecting and processing new and revised MSDS documents on the customer’s behalf, then extracting relevant data and incorporating that new information into 3E Company’s extensive hazardous materials information database.

The integrated data solution can work with MSDgen’s MSDS viewer tool to provide users with online access to the vendor MSDSs residing within MSDgen. This data can also be used with 3E Online - MSDS for access to vendor MSDSs and with other compliance tools, such as Revision Alert. The Revision Alert module provides weekly notification reports of all MSDSs that have ingredient or GHS classification changes versus the previous version of the MSDS.

“3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen brings together the best of the often painfully separate worlds of MSDS management and authoring with this integration of our award-winning MSDS management and MSDS authoring capabilities. The integrated solution provides manufacturers with a powerful tool for managing chemical product safety and product stewardship, both upstream and downstream,” said Tamie Webber, director of product management, 3E Company.

3E Integrated MSDS Data for MSDgen is available immediately.

About 3E Company

3E Company, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, offers a comprehensive suite of services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This suite of services addresses the entire chemical life cycle and includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution, and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E provides an industry-leading combination of a 24/7/365 EH&S mission control call center and the world’s premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. More than 5,000 customers work with 3E, including Costco Wholesale Corporation, US Airways, Eastman Chemical, Shell, Temple-Inland, and Menasha. 3E Company’s products and services received two 2010 Occupational Health & Safety product of the year awards for best in MSDS management and best in EH&S software. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations in Canton, Ohio; Bethesda, Maryland; Kingsport, Tennessee; Montreal, Quebec; and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com.

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