FYI – make sure whatever authoring system that you have for MSDS – will account for the new Global Harmonization Standard – This will also be an issue for labels.
We have implemented the WERCS for managing our entire chemical inventory and use it for all requirements related to chemicals management and product stewardship. Strangely enough we don’t use it for SDSs because we have SAP. What I want to get to is the fact that the tool is powerful in that you can utilize it for far more than just SDSs and labels.
You can give me a call if you want to find out what we did.
We also use WERCS for both authoring our SDS and labels as well as handling all of our raw material SDS.
KATHRYN (Kitty) STRANG, CHMM| Sr. Advisor – Safety, Health and Environment
Quaker Chemical Corp901 E. Hector Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428-2380| Tel 610.832.4304| Fax 610.832.4235
>>> "Buczynski, Michael" <Michael.Buczynski**At_Symbol_Here**CHURCHDWIGHT.COM> 8/7/2012 8:32 AM >>>
Some years ago I reviewed several MSDS systems and settled on the WERCS. It is the most user friendly package found in my estimation. Give me a call if you would like to discuss this further and I can give you more details
Sitehawk is a promising alternative I've found to our current MSDS database that is not performing well for us.
We are looking to supplement our paper MSDS records with an electronic management system. We hope that this will simplify with searching our large database of chemicals (>13,000) plus aid in maintaining an accurate inventory for regulatory compliance purposes. We just upgraded our access with Stericycle to include MSDSOnline but I’m somewhat unhappy with what I’ve seen thus far. While extensive, I’m finding their database to be not as current as the MSDSs I currently have on hand or the available versions are not from the specific vendor I require. Additionally, there is no way to scan/upload MSDS to the system if we wanted to include MSDS of our internal compounds or of chemicals from obscure, smaller vendors.
Does anyone have experience with an electronic management system that you like and would recommend? And a system that incorporates the ability to upload files as well?
Thank you in advance.
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