This is a comprehensive package, reflecting the latest developments and regulations in occupational safety and health:
- Safety Data Sheets plus required information for notifications
- for Europe, Exposure Scenarios and ENES achievements for downstream users
eSDScom is open source, free to use, and aims to be applicable without external resources. You can always ask questions at GitHub or send them to email@example.com and you will receive an answer that points you in the right direction and helps you to help yourself. If you prefer an eSDScom support contract with agreed service levels, please also write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Thomas Holtmann of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) speaks at the REACH stakeholder day 2018 in Helsinki. His statement at 1:04 explains how things started separately and have been growing towards a compatible and comprehensive package.
We understand that this is not all about data quality and efficiency. It is a business questions. Safety data senders and recipients need to implement eSDScom, but only the recipient saves retyping. So what does the sender win?
- Use phrases provided by the largest group of independent experts, carefully created for less ambiguity, better translatability, and more sense.
- Use a well maintained, relatively easy XML format to keep up with legal developments and apply standard XML tools for further processing.
- Rely on an industry standard that covers the legal requirements, but also reflects the business needs of companies and is modified at a decent pace when necessary.
Still, it comes down to a business case. See this presentation to learn why eSDScom is not only efficient, but also cost effective. And you may want to look at the tool chain to apply eSDScom even if your suppliers don't (yet).