Companies have strict deadlines for updating their MSDSs and Labels to conform to the new Globally Harmonized System(GHS) standards. If you are considering the purchase of MSDS authoring software, you can significantly accelerate the buying process if you are already aware of certain variables. Some of the required types of variables are obvious, but there are others also helpful to know in order to be fully prepared when talking to vendors.
When you are looking for software to generate MSDS’s or SDS’s, here are some important things to consider. First off you should determine whether a potential software vendor supports all the languages in which MSDSs are required. The more language you require can significantly impact project costs.
The countries or jurisdictions for which MSDSs are required should be clearly outlined in advance. They determine whether a vendor offers the required regulatory content, and impact costs if the vendor’s pricing model includes regulatory coverage as a factor.
Document Management of Authored MSDSs must be stored and maintained in a document management system which is normally referred to as a MSDS Management Software. Typically you can purchase both the MSDS authoring software and the MSDS management system from the same vendor and reduce installation and maintenance costs.
If you are looking to update your material safety data sheets in order to comply with the new changes required by GHS.