Family Owned Business Tackles Global Compliance Problem

Cat Service, an msds service company

​Msds Catalog Service LLC, located in Norfolk Connecticut, has been helping small businesses manage OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard for almost nine years now. After the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) all companies changed from material safety data sheets to safety data sheets with a 16 section format, and as an msds services company "Cat Service" has been there to help.

Small businesses without the budget to have staff specifically for occupational health and safety are forced to meet compliance by using existing staff like Human Resources, Project Managers, Supervisors, or other mid to high-level management to personnel to act as the "responsible person" and ensure the health and safety of its employees.

Meeting the demands of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Compiling an msds binder and keeping it up to date is the bulk of the workload, and requires many hours of set up time, and regular blocks of time as updating is needed.

Thousands of small businesses have turned to Msds Catalog Service LLC for help. Cat Service has a group of databases with relevant safety data sheets for each industry. Small businesses can subscribe online, and order generic or custom sds binders to fit their needs. Starting with the construction, and adding additional industries, Cat Service is also servicing the Dental, Salon, Spa & Tanning industries, and about to add the Automotive industry to the stable with more in the pipeline. 

Generic sds books like one with msds sheets for cleaning products come with a unique email notification system that's included in the purchase price. The binder comes complete with safety data sheets for the most popular brands on the market today. Every month, Cat Service reviews all of the sds in the books, and sends out an email with links to any sds that may have been changed by the issuer, saving countless hours for the responsible person every month. 

Every msds book, eBook, and database subscription comes with the same email notification system, as well as a complete written hazard communications policy for the user to adopt which also a requirement of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and also saving the responsible person time.

Msds Catalog Service LLC was founded and is owned by the Douglas Beale and his wife Alexandra who live with their school-age children in a small town in Northwestern Connecticut with their dog Shep, two cats Leroy and Fluffy, and a small flock of chickens.

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