EBSCO Publishing Acquires Expert Publishing—ExPub—Chemical Hazard Information for Environmental Health & Safety Professionals

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Databases Include: ChemEXPERT™, ReproEXPERT™, ListEXPERT™, DrugEXPERT™, and MSDSonline® Offer Chemical Safety and Regulatory Information on Chemical Hazards.

ExPub databases include essential information for emergencies like responding to fires, spills, or chemical explosions, as well as more day-to-day needs like creating and maintaining healthy and compliant workplaces.

EBSCO Publishing ( EBSCO) has acquired Expert Publishing (ExPub), the premier provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community. ExPub databases provide access to millions of documents containing comprehensive human and/or environmental hazard data needed to manage the impact of chemicals in the workplace or on the environment. ExPub databases offer EBSCO a variety of options for enhancing existing databases and creating new resources, as well as offerings that are complementary to current EBSCOhost® databases.

The global implications of recent changes in European chemical regulations, legislative and regulatory efforts in Congress to reform American chemical regulatory polices, and consumer fears about chemicals in consumer products—as evidenced by the recent BPA scare—emphasize the importance of having access to comprehensive and authoritative information on the potential hazards of chemicals.

ExPub provides more than 120 databases containing millions of documents from government and licensed sources covering more than 400,000 unique substances and accessible via 2.25 million chemical names and synonyms. Databases include: ChemEXPERT™, ReproEXPERT™, ListEXPERT™, DrugEXPERT™, and MSDSonline®.

  •     ChemEXPERT—continually-updated data on thousands of potentially hazardous chemicals
  •     ReproEXPERT—human reproductive risk data for EH&S professionals who are responsible for managing reproductive hazards in the workplace
  •     ListEXPERT—regularly-updated data on the over 100,000 chemicals included on hundreds of regulatory and advisory lists from around the world
  •     DrugEXPERT —environmental health & safety-oriented data on thousands of pharmaceutical substances
  •     MSDSonline—decision support when trying to understand and manage the impact of introducing new chemicals into the workplace

Companies and agencies that use or regulate chemicals are able to access the latest, up-to-date documents on chemical hazards and toxicology. ExPub databases are designed for organizations that need to research and understand the human health hazards associated with chronic and acute exposures to chemicals in the workplace and the environment. The databases can also be used by those responsible for developing chemical regulatory and trade policies and controls. In addition, the resources are of value to organizations tasked with homeland and facilities security and border control.

Matt Timberlake, president of ExPub says fast, reliable access is essential to the professionals using these databases. “Our users include Hazmat/Emergency Response Personnel, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, physicians, product stewards, safety managers, and other risk assessment professionals. ExPub databases include essential information for emergencies like responding to fires, spills, or chemical explosions, as well as more day-to-day needs like creating and maintaining healthy and compliant workplaces, MSDS authoring, product labeling, regulatory submissions, and developing site safety plans.”

EBSCO Publishing Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick says the acquisition is, as with all EBSCO acquisitions, designed to provide for the further support and development of EBSCO databases. “Having ExPub as part of EBSCO will allow us to create even more superior products and give our users access to more content, including some content from the former Environmental Chemistry Information System (ECIS) which we acquired when we purchased the NISC databases. There are also additional plans to develop new resources and provide ExPub content alongside or within existing EBSCOhost databases.”

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com.

EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

About Expert Publishing
Expert Publishing (ExPub) aggregates and optimizes chemical hazard information for Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) professionals. Tailored for the Global EH&S community, Expert Publishing's single-point access to millions of documents is used when comprehensive human and/or environmental hazard data is needed to manage the impact of chemicals in the workplace or on the environment.

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