GHS Transition for Chemical Manufacturers Facilitated with Atrion's Product Compliance Solution

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Atrion International announces that its Product Compliance Solution continues to automate the creation of globally compliant and multi-lingual MSDS/SDS, labels, hazard summary sheets as well as documents related to transportation, inventory reports and more. The solution's key features enable global chemical formulators and manufacturers to produce GHS-compliant documents with minimal IT, EH&S resources or additional content expenditures.

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Atrion's Product Compliance Solution has been 'GHS ready' for longer than any other solution in the industry

Atrion International announces that its Product Compliance Solution continues to fully support the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The solution automates the creation of globally compliant and multi-lingual MSDS/SDS, labels, hazard summary sheets as well as documents related to transportation, inventory reports and more. The solution's key features enable global chemical formulators and manufacturers to produce GHS-compliant documents with minimal IT, EH&S resources or additional content expenditures.

"Atrion's Product Compliance Solution has been 'GHS ready' for longer than any other solution in the industry", said Frank Arcadi, Vice President, Product Strategy & Direction. "We understood early on that addressing GHS compliance meant more than simply providing a software tool that mimics the UN Purple-Book. Atrion's approach of combining software applications with our vast libraries of Managed Regulatory Content and value-added service is unique. It assures our customers that as new country-specific flavors of GHS are adopted, they will stay well ahead of the enforcement curve," added Mr. Arcadi.

Despite the fact that GHS has been around for a number of years, two revisions and countless country-specific obligations later, chemical manufacturers and formulators find themselves struggling with wave after wave of GHS compliance in order to get their products to their intended markets. By leveraging Atrion's Product Compliance Solution, companies can easily and cost-effectively adapt, manage and respond to global GHS legislative changes while controlling any existing or future product compliance risk such as loss of sales, regulatory fines, customer issues and bad customer relationships.

Atrion's Product Compliance Solution fully automates the creation of hazard communication documents--combining regulatory data, toxicology and physical properties, compliant forms, standardized rules and translated phrase libraries--in compliance with GHS legislation. By simply using product information, customers are able to generate complete country-specific, compliant documents for multiple economies (NA, EU, Asia Pacific) and in over 40 languages. In addition, Atrion's Managed Regulatory Content is designed so that the assessment of GHS classification, based on available data, need only occur once and the country-specific rules embedded in the system will apply country-specific nuances.

Atrion also provides manufacturers with the option of cost-effectively outsourcing their SDS production using Atrion's Authoring Services. This enables companies to reduce internal IT and EH&S overhead and regulatory content maintenance costs, and re-allocate these scarce resources to core business activities.

In addition, manufacturers are able to leverage the expertise of Atrion's in-house Regulatory Experts who monitor and stay on top of global regulations and work with regulators to get official interpretations. This combined with access to 'forums' of experts such as customer peer groups for discussions and information exchange on GHS implementation offers manufacturers a distinct advantage when dealing with business issues surrounding a disharmonized GHS.

More About Atrion's Product Compliance Solution
Atrion's Product Compliance Solution is comprised of four suites, all of which are powered by Atrion's Managed Regulatory Content:

  • Materials Compliance Suite (MCS) is an innovative and highly flexible component-based suite of compliance products. These products are specifically designed to provide seamless raw materials management, auto creation and authoring of MSDS and other safety-related documents in over 40 languages.
  • Chemical Management Solution is a portfolio of web-delivered products which intuitively links all stages of the chemical life cycle. The CMS products reduce chemical handling and purchasing costs, while providing mission-critical information throughout the enterprise and across the supply chain.
  • Compliance Suite for EH&S complements SAP's EH&S offering and is delivered as a pre-packaged solution allowing organizations to easily integrate Atrion's Managed Regulatory Content and expertise into their existing SAP EH&S environments.
  • Regulatory Analysis Solution (RAS) provides regulatory compliance within Infor PLM Optiva.

About Atrion International
Atrion International Inc., founded in 1989, delivers the most reliable, product compliance solutions for multinational 'formula-based' companies. By integrating the largest set of managed regulatory content into a prepackaged automated solution and connecting to key ERP systems, Atrion's Product Compliance Solution ensures that products will reach customers with minimal risks to brand image and shareholder value. Atrion International is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with offices in the United States and Europe.

For more information about Atrion International, visit http://www.atrionintl.com.

Atrion Intl. Contact:
Donna Zamiska
Marketing & Communication Manager
(514) 337-2114, ext. 226

PR Contact:
Marlene Kovac
Verrecchia Group Communications
(514) 421-1940, ext 148

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