This past Sunday, Elkay Manufacturing Co (one of our customers). was featured in the Wall Street Journal for a unique and practical way to refill water bottles.
Although OSHA has not (at this time) published any guidance documents for field auditors regarding updated SDSs it is easy to say that an outdated SDS will stand out like a sore thumb. As you look to update SDSs for your products here are some of the most common mistakes and misconceptions regarding authoring an updated SDS for your consideration:
HazCom 2012 requires companies to update all of your material safety data sheets (MSDS) to comply with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Do you have an easy way of determining how many of your safety data sheets are GHS-compliant?
New SDS Management platform boosts user simplicity, searching capabilities, and GHS compliance functions for U.S. and global companies alike.
OSHA is correcting its regulations that were amended by the Hazard Communication Standard final rule, published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2012. The majority of the corrections are to references inadvertently missed in the original publication of the final rule. Other corrections include correcting values or notations in tables, and updating references to terms.
Aside from being more organized there are a few immediate practical rewards you’ll see: 1) you will establish a solid baseline for creating material approval and control procedures, 2) ensure MSDS compliance, and 3) automate regulatory reporting that is efficient and accurate.
Additionally, the full report indicates which safety data sheets are updated and which ones aren’t, so identifying materials and vendors that need to be updated is a snap.
We’ve upgraded the SiteHawk User Interface and added new features and functionality to make safety data sheet and chemical compliance more powerful for your EH&S team. The new user interface is designed to simplify workflows and increase navigation speed making the new SiteHawk faster and smoother for our users. Be on the look-out for your…
We made several feature enhancements in 2012 across our SDS Management and SDS Authoring software platforms. Several new features such as SiteHawk QRy and MAPS (Material Analysis Profiling System) earned the attention and praise of SiteHawk customers and industry experts. SiteHawk QRy allows users to create a SiteHawk-generated QR code for any material in a customer’s SDS notebook for instant retrieval and display of an SDS on a mobile device. MAPS, a comprehensive chemical profiling system gives users the ability to unlock important chemical data from products, materials, and production processes with advanced insight into materials or substances that may trigger a regulatory issue or raise customer concerns.
Electronic Safety Data Sheet management systems work exactly in the same manner. Data, or what is commonly known as “indexing”, is needed for search and reporting engines to work.