MSDS Authoring System Is REACH Compliant
3E Co. has released the MSDgen 6.05, an enhanced version of its material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring system. The new version includes many features designed for quicker and easier development of accurate and compliant MSDSs, labels and other hazard communication documents that conform to complex emerging regulations, including the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of chemicals and Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulatory framework.
MSDgen 6.05 aligns with the latest European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) chemical safety guidance and handles an unlimited number of materials and scenarios. MSDgen 6.05 facilitates the development of the REACH Exposure Scenario (ES) component of extended safety data sheets in accordance with ECHA’s most recent guidance documents, as well as the ES for Communication XML standard format being developed by industry associations, IT software providers, ECHA, and the Federation of German Industries.
The ES, as defined by ECHA, consists of four sections, all requiring detailed explanations: Exposure Scenario Scope; Contributing Exposure Scenarios for controlling environmental, worker, and consumer exposure; Exposure Estimation; and Guidance to Downstream Users.
MSDgen 6.05 facilitates the development of all four sections, potentially reducing the time required to create a compliant ES document. The platform facilitates the definition and association of an unlimited number of Contributing Scenarios for controlling worker and consumer exposure. In addition, MSDgen 6.05 supports and uses European Phrases Catalogue statements and codes.