Carlsbad, CA., January 31, 2013 — 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the immediate availability of MSDgen® 6.51, the latest version of its Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring system. With this latest release, customers have access to new features and regulatory updates, including expanded regulatory information for the Asia-Pacific region and enhancements to support compliance with Asian and other new implementations of the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
MSDgen 6.51 aligns with the fourth version of the UN's GHS Purple Book, which includes additional hazard categories for flammable gases and aerosols. Working closely with regional specialists, 3E Company expanded MSDgen to support the regulatory information in Section 15 of Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean Safety Data Sheets based on local requirements, recommendations, and industry best practices. Rules and SDS and label templates have also been updated to conform to Japanese and Thai GHS implementations.
Beyond Asia-Pacific, MSDgen 6.51 aligns with Brazil's updated GHS regulation, which incorporates the fourth version of the UN's GHS Purple Book. In addition, the Israel SDS template has been updated to align with Israeli hazard communication regulations, using the EU's Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD)/Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD) classification because Israel has not yet adopted GHS. The new regulatory implementations enable users to produce SDSs that are current with the most recent international regulatory compliance requirements.
MSDgen 6.51 features a wide range of GHS-specific enhancements, including support for the specification of confidence intervals for toxicological and eco-toxicological data values, which are used to determine the set of values considered for GHS calculations. This key feature prevents outlying data values from triggering extreme GHS classifications and ensures that the most accurate GHS classifications are made by basing the calculations on the most data. GHS classification sheets and assessment logs are now available as well.
Other features include:
"With a myriad of regulatory changes and updates taking place throughout the Asia-Pacific region, authoring compliant hazard communication documentation is becoming increasingly complex," said Clark D. VanScoder, vice president, MSDgen Operations, 3E Company. "Our team of MSDgen experts worked closely with regional regulatory experts to help ensure that the platform accurately reflects the global regulatory landscape. As such, MSDgen 6.51 users can be more confident they are producing documents that conform to the regulations affecting their global businesses in the fast-growing Asian economies."
MSDgen 6.51 is available immediately.
About 3E Company
3E Company, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), offers a comprehensive suite of data, products, and services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This solutions suite 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. 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.