SDS Authoring

A (material) safety data sheet (M)SDS is an important component of product stewardship, occupational safety, health and environmental stewardship. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner and includes information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment and spill-handling procedures.

If you manufacture, store, distribute, use or import chemical products you are required to be compliant with multiple regulatory agencies.

Employer are required to review and communicate all known physical and health hazards of each chemical and determine if they are hazardous.
Chemical manufacturers and distributors are required to have a process in place to collect all this information and in turn generate a safety data sheet for communication along the supply chain. Once available the safety data sheet must be made available to every downstream user including your employees.

We offer a range of (M)SDS services which include:

        • Authoring of original (M)SDS’s
        • Updating original MSDS to current Standards
        • (M)SDS compliance audits to ensure compliance to regional regulations
        • Foreign Language translation services

We utilize experienced regulatory experts who use  advanced authoring technology to ensure your (M)SDS's comply with all local, national and international regulations, including 16-section GHS SDS, OSHA, WHMIS, EU, NAFTA and other global formats.

All off our SDS's under go a stringent QA review process to ensure they are both 100% accurate and compliant.  

We offer fully globally compliant SDS, Safety Data Sheets, compliant with the new Global Specification GHS rev04, now accepted worldwide, and mandated in the USA by 2015.

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Audit Services

Chemical regulatory compliance begins with knowing what chemicals are actually in your facility and the hazards associated with each. Developing an effective chemical safety program without an accurate chemical list is costly and futile. We provide tailored audit programs including:

Chemical Inventory Audit

Let our professionals conduct a thorough onsite inventory audit to identify the chemicals that are present at your facility and the hazards associated with each.

Our audits provide the foundation to improve: 

      • Regulatory Compliance — We can review any or all of your MSDS's to ensure compliance with local, national and global requirements, including ANSI, OSHA, WHMIS, EU, NAFTA and
      • GHS Compliance — We determine your readiness and compliance to the new GHS standard for classification and labeling.
      • Control – Through successive audits we can monitor physical chemical Sku inventory.
      • Product Standardization & Rationalization - standardize on a core portfolio of products and suppliers.

We collect data including quantity on hand, Sku locations, shelf life, supplier etc. We also validate if chemical inventory is being stored correctly and required procedures are in place and being followed by all employees who come into contact with the chemicals.

Our inventory audits provides the foundation to support incremental services such as product standardization and rationalization which can result in significant acquisition cost reductions to our clients.       


Compliance Audits        

Our compliance audits will validate your existing procedures and work instructions conformance to required regional and global legislation. Compliance audits capture and review existing processes and validate these against the required legislation.


Cost of Compliance Audit

This audit seeks to determine a client's Cost of Compliance and benchmark the customers processes to what is seen as best practice. This is an extensive audit that reviews a customers Technology Enablers, Supply Chain Compliance processes, Product trace ability compliance alerts, Compliance Process Automation and the Strategic Alignment of the compliance process within strategic business framework.




Compliance Programs

We have the capability to develop and implement tailored compliance programs to supporting both regional and global regulations.

Mandates are typically intended to protect the environment and those who come into contact with chemicals and products. Manufacturers spend considerable time and effort to ensure their products comply with these mandates. Yet many companies approach to ensuring compliance with these mandates leave them at risk of non-compliance potentially resulting in an inability to sell in a global market, blocked shipments, recalls and the associated loss of revenue.

Companies that do not pay attention to product compliance risk thousands or millions in lost revenues and fines associated with violations. A developed compliance program can mitigate this risk.

We can build compliance solutions from scratch, or evaluate what currently exists and refine and standardize to create a best practice solution for a corporation or industry sector.


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Training Programs

GHS Training

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, was developed by the United Nations as a way to bring into agreement the chemical regulations and standards of different countries.  In 2012, OSHA implemented changes to integrate components of GHS into the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard in order to come into alignment with the world standard.
GHS is expected to:

        • Enhance the protection of human health and the environment by providing an internationally comprehensible system for hazard communication
        • Provide a recognized framework for those countries without an existing system
        • Reduce the need for testing and evaluation of chemicals
        • Facilitate international trade in chemicals whose hazards have been properly assessed and identified on an international basis

There are two major areas of change to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard are:
Facilities that have hazardous materials must train employees under the new Hazardous Communication Standard by Dec 1, 2013.  This includes training on new Safety Data Sheet “SDS’s”(formally known as an MSDS), new standards on pictograms and other labeling changes. In addition companies must ensure that employees comprehend the hazards associated with each chemical an employee may be exposed to in their work place. Anytime a new hazard is introduced into the work place employees must be re-trained.
Facilities that manufacture a hazardous material must now modify their labels and MSDS’s to meet the GHS requirements, including updating their pictograms to meet the new standard by 2015.

We can provide training courses that meet the needs of all employees covering the new OSHA GHS training requirements.  Courses are tailored and typically consist of the following:

        • Discussion of the regulation
        • New labeling formats
        • New MSDS / SDS formats
        • New pictogram formats
        • Chemical specific training

The cost of this training is competitively priced with each user receiving a certification on completion of the course.  

We can provide onsite training tailored to a customer’s specific requirements and hold frequent webinars covering GHS and changes to global legislation explained in an understandable way. If you require specific training please contact us for more information.


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Catalog Creation

We provide services to create a chemical catalog optimized to meet each customer’s objectives. This can include standardization, rationalization and categorization of products and the identification of target suppliers to support RFQ activity and procurement initiatives.

Our services range from identifying duplicate inventory to enhancing data with additional classifications on an item-by-item basis. We review and correct existing data add industry, customers specific and regulatory classifications and to meet individual customer objectives such as reducing total acquisition cost.
Each project and scope of work is based upon the state of your current data and required future business and regulatory requirements.

Customer benefits include:

        • Eliminating excess and duplicated inventory
        • Reducing product population (item master reduction)
        • Reducing suppliers
        • Reducing waste
        • Increased employee productivity
        • Reduction in storage footprint
        • Identification of equivalents and alternates, potentially green, safer and cheaper.
        • Creation of a standardized sourcing catalogue

We create a framework around all of your chemicals, an optimized catalog allowing you to reduce products, vendors and the overall cost associated with hazardous chemicals.


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Integrated Services

We provide customers services to support the management of chemical data and information supporting compliance, control and communication to employees. Since customers typically have  a combination of in house developed, or market acquired solution,  each solution we design is  configured to meet an individual customer's requirement.

Our objective is to provide our clients a cost effective, compliant solution which can accessed by all employees.

We know the technology providers in the market place and have internal expertise allowing us to provide each customer dedicated solution tailored to meet an agreed specification .


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