3E Company Extends MSDgen SDS Authoring System with Multiple GHS Enhancements

MSDgen 6.53 Includes Numerous New Standard-Label Templates to Better Support Global Regulatory Compliance Initiatives

Carlsbad, Calif., January 23, 2014 — 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the immediate availability of MSDgen® 6.53, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system. The new release includes numerous enhancements aimed at streamlining global hazard communication initiatives, including expanded regulatory information for the Vietnamese and South African adaptations of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

MSDgen 6.53 fully aligns with the most recent adaptation of the classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) regulation, which implements the fourth revised edition of the UN GHS. Working closely with regional specialists, 3E Company expanded MSDgen to support the new Vietnamese and South African GHS regulations. The latest version of MSDgen now fully supports those authorities with a complete set of new configurations, calculations, rules, and document templates, including new SDSs, labels, and GHS classification sheet documents.

MSDgen was the first authoring platform to support the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 2012, which aligns with the UN’s GHS. MSDgen now includes new sets of ratings from the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for use on HCS 2012 SDS and labels. The new ratings are based on the U.S. GHS classifications to ensure consistency and support conformance to the HCS 2012.

MSDgen 6.53 also enables new stand-alone authored exposure scenario (ES) documents to be generated. This new ES document is identical to the ES portion of the eSDS and allows users to generate an ES without a complete SDS.

Beyond the new regulatory updates, the latest version of MSDgen includes numerous new product features, including 34 LABELgenerator optimized templates, six of which are completely new and certified for regulatory compliance. Each of the templates may be used seamlessly from within MSDgen or through a web browser using LABELgenerator.

Other new features include:

  • multithreaded calculations designed to break down materials into their components and calculate them concurrently. Using any number of connections and taking advantage of multiprocessor database capabilities, the new service dramatically improves the performance of MSDgen calculations by allocating additional connections.
  • systemwide performance optimizations for improved automatic calculation, classification, and rules generation.
  • easy configuration access for toll manufacturers through the “Alternate Trade Names” tab, which allows users to easily designate a particular set of ATNs as belonging to one or more toll manufacturers. Once a toll manufacturer is set up in the system, users can generate and produce labels with the precise set of manufacturer information and requirements.
  • a comprehensive set of the latest rules updates, including the assignment of glossary statements for all SDS and label sections based on GHS category, including acute toxicity inhalation, combustible dust, sensitization, skin, serious eye damage/eye irritation, skin corrosion/irritation, and nonhazardous defaults.

“Authoring compliant hazard communication documentation can be an extremely cumbersome and time-intensive task, especially when considering the complexity of the global regulatory landscape,” said Clark D. VanScoder, vice president, MSDgen Operations, 3E Company. “Using a robust authoring platform such as MSDgen can help customers successfully navigate their regulatory obligations by ensuring that users produce the appropriate documentation needed to conform to the regulations affecting their businesses.”

MSDgen 6.53 is available immediately.

About 3E Company
3E Company, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), offers a comprehensive suite of data and solutions 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.

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Jenny Bingham
3E Company

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