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Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2009/03/18 - The Product Compliance Solution of Atrion International continues to support the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Atrion is able to combine software applications with the vast libraries of Managed Regulatory Content and value-added service.
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 solutions’ 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 that 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 ensures 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 Compliant 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.
About Atrion International
Atrion International Inc. (atrionintl.com), 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.