One of SiteHawk Communicator’s many features is data locking, which allows clients to protect information pertaining to a material from modification by other users.
In Communicator, each material has its own Material Summary page, which is divided into multiple sections (i.e. Synonyms, NFPA/HMIS Ratings, Physical Properties). Most of the sections on this page have their own locks that, when activated, prevent other users and processes from updating data in that section. There is even a material-level lock which, when activated, prevents other users and processes from changing any data for the material.
The locks grant clients control over their data. Customers can enter notes that other users cannot modify or delete. Users can also maintain more restrictive safety ratings if a version update would otherwise cause the material’s safety ratings to drop. Locking allows customers to employ internal synonyms that will be preserved when the material’s safety data sheet is updated. Customers can lock a material’s Physical Properties data after experimentation to preserve important data points such as flash points and density. Locking data can also prevent unauthorized changes to a material’s data.
Communicator grants users the ability to manage materials online. Locking material data gives customers the power to preserve their internal data. When used in conjunction with Communicator’s other features, data locking allows customers to input and maintain their internal information and findings on the materials they use. Data locking grants control of material data to the customer. Data locking is a vital part of Communicator, and it is one feature among many that make safety data sheet management easier and more efficient.