The Benefits of Employing Authoring or Co-Authoring Services

Keeping up with the timely creation and distribution of compliant MSDSs and label documents is always a challenge. First off theres budget cuts, reduced or reallocated resources, a merger or acquisition, lack of regulatory standardization, GHS, REACH, and stricter global enforcement.

Add in the global business worlds increasing emphasis and scrutiny on quality, accuracy and currency and the situation becomes even more difficult and burdensome. There are however, some interesting bits of software being developed for android and iphone – see

Authoring will need to include the formatting of  MSDSs / SDSs to be compliant with ANSI, GHS, REACH, and all of the major global requirements such as Japan, EU, USA and Canada, producing compliant documents that meet the needs of customers’ most complex requirements, including:

  • Meeting ingredient and hazard classification disclosure regulations in all appropriate countries
  • Multiple-language MSDSs / SDSs, including double-byte characters
  • Providing toxicological and eco-toxicological evaluations and determination, including hazard classification, labeling and workplace exposure limit settings
  • Providing domestic and international transportation determination including air, water and land
  • Authoring Exposure Scenarios for pure substance products as well as for individual components in a mixture

The Co-Authoring Concept

With Co-Authoring Services, you and your provider will collaborate to author and produce (M)SDSs from your authoring system and follow your corporate authoring guidelines and a collaboratively developed formal review and approval process that results in the most efficient and cost-effective solutio.

In short, choosing an Authoring/Co-Authoring Scenario can help you and your company in many ways:

  • Reduced cost structure within EH&S (Environmental Health & Safety) and other functions within the company
  • Improved turn around time based upon demand
  • Quick workload adjustments as needed
  • Freed up internal resources to perform other work responsibilities
  • Productive collaboration with sharing of experience, knowledge, and skills across professional staff
  • Improved global compliance resulting in potentially reduced liability
  • Reduced need for deployment of internal resources to support authoring staff
  • Regulatory expertise maintained in-house