Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:32:13 +1100
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From: Paul Dover <Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**PHARM.MONASH.EDU.AU>
Subject: Re: Online MSDS Systems
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I don't know if we 'love' it, but we use Chemwatch.

I'm afraid I don't know how much it costs as it is a university wide
tool provided by central. We seem to find most things and it has label
making, manifest generation and a multilingual 'mini MSDS' capability
(very useful for visiting researchers whose first (and second!) language
is not English).
I can send you examples if you like. Also more common chemicals have
'chemwatch gold standard' MSDS, which are mini thesis things that cover
toxicology, environmental issues even what type of gloves are best, but
about 16 pages long.
In Australia it is a legislative requirement to have ready access to a
suppliers MSDS that is less than 5 years old. A perirectal pain for
those involved in chemistry labs with >3000 chemicals!

Cheers, Paul


Paul Dover
Resources Manager
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University (Parkville Campus)
381 Royal Parade, Parkville
Victoria, 3052. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9903 9551
Fax:   +61 3 9903 9143

Email: Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of
Margaret Rakas
Sent: Saturday, 23 January 2010 9:38 AM
To: Paul Dover
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Online MSDS Systems


If you are using a third-party MSDS management system for your
college/university and it supports both PC and Mac users (i.e., those
who browse using Mozilla) please let me know if you love your system.
I am not looking for anyone to scan MSDS's for us...we have several
thousand, which I am sure is not unique to those of us in academia...

Was all set to purchase one vendor's product but they 'upgraded' and
there is currently no access to certain menus on a Mac...and they are
not sure when there will be a fix.

Many thanks,

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3786 

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