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New 3E SDS offers GHS enhancements

The 3E Company has announced MSDgen 6.53, the latest version of its safety data sheet (SDS) authoring system.


The 3E Company has announced 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).

“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 VanScoder, VP of MSDgen Operations at 3E Company, in a January 23, 2014 statement to media.

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 6.53 also enables new standalone 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.


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