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3E Company Develops New Base Chemical Classification Library to Streamline Hazard Communication Authoring

3E Company, a  provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the launch of its new Base Chemical Classification Library. The library features a collection of continually updated regulatory classifications for an expansive list of chemical substances that can be easily imported into hazard communication authoring systems, helping to improve the accuracy of chemical hazard data, streamline authoring processes, and increase workplace safety. 3E Company is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.

3E developed the Base Chemical Classification Library in conformance with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). For each chemical substance in the library, a distinct set of GHS classifications is provided for the regulatory authorities that have adopted GHS. The library also offers an up-to-date and extensively researched set of physical, chemical, and toxicological data to substantiate and support the classifications.

This content can be used to classify substances and mixtures according to their health, environmental, and physical hazards in compliance with GHS standards.

"Many manufacturers, importers, and distributors lack the time and expertise to thoroughly, accurately, and efficiently classify the hazards of the substances and mixtures used in their products," said Clark VanScoder, senior vice president, authoring software and services, 3E Company. "With the Base Chemical Classification Library, 3E's team of toxicologists and regulatory specialists has done the research for each substance. This ready-made content can save time and help increase accuracy for clients, enabling them to better enhance the safety of their employees and downstream customers while also improving compliance."

The Base Chemical Classification Library can be used for the ultimate classification of mixtures in Safety Data Sheet (SDS) authoring systems. The content can be quickly and easily imported into MSDgen(R), 3E's powerful hazard communication authoring, management, and distribution platform. The data can also be integrated into the SAP(R) Environment, Health, and Safety Management (EHSM) system, allowing SAP clients to leverage current, compliant hazard classifications to support downstream processes, including SDS authoring, global inventory checks, and substance volume tracking. Automated loading of premade data sets can eliminate hours of setup and configuration and help reduce errors.

To ensure customers have access to the most recent classifications and can maintain compliance with GHS requirements, 3E regularly updates the content. The Base Chemical Classification Library is kept current to reflect regulatory data changes, new test results or findings, country-specific classifications, classifications for new authorities, and any required changes for existing authority classifications.

The Base Chemical Classification Library is available immediately.

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