Hazard Communication and Raw Material Data Management Case Study

A mid-sized global coatings company was operating with a very reactive regulatory program, which resulted in delayed shipments and increasing legal risks. No systems were in place to collect, validate and organize supply chain data, update SDSs and labels, ensure compliance in global markets or respond to client inquiries for information.

Mid-Sized Coating Company

Challenge:

A mid-sized global coatings company was operating with a very reactive regulatory program, which resulted in delayed shipments and increasing legal risks. No systems were in place to collect, validate and organize supply chain data, update SDSs and labels, ensure compliance in global markets or respond to client inquiries for information.

Solution:

Instead of investing in full-time staff, which required a substantial training investment, the company outsourced the regulatory function to Pace Regulatory Services. Pace experts worked with the company to develop a strategic plan to meet their long-term regulatory needs. They aided in selecting a chemical management software program and then provided an on-site, knowledgeable user to populate their system, which included collecting missing data. The company also chose to outsource the conversion of their MSDSs to GHS compliant SDSs, which Pace is currently doing remotely from their Minneapolis facility.

Result:

This coatings company has eliminated interruption of product sales by becoming proactive instead of reactive. They now have a functional database populated with complete, validated regulatory supply chain data which is vital for downstream use. They will meet the OSHA Hazard Communication requirements for updated labels and SDSs. The client is now in a position to easily keep their database and documents current and organized, but will continue to use Pace as a resource for more complex regulatory issues.