's Free Database of Safety Data Sheets Hits 100,000 Document Milestone - and Continues to Grow

Republished from PRNewswire

Better management and deployment of SDS (safety data sheets) throughout an organization is the mission behind the free database made available by ( Now, the collection numbers more than 100,000 documents – including documents uploaded by registered users, as well as those added by Msds Catalog Service, the company behind the online database.

"Small businesses are taking advantage of the free online database by uploading records and sharing the safety data sheets across multiple locations," says Douglas Beale, creator of "For instance, one automotive company has 27 locations across seven states all sharing the same data. This superior level of efficiency makes compliance much easier, and the ever-increasing size of the database means that users will nearly always find what they need." has achieved this important milestone in just under two years, a testament to the database's popularity among a variety of users. Its usefulness is not limited to small businesses; municipalities and institutions like schools and hospitals can also benefit from this free tool. Essentially, any organization where access to (M)SDS is an important part of compliance and safety should consider registering for an account.

Unlike comparable services that can charge thousands of dollars for access, has been and always will be free. Registered users gain access to an online (M)SDS binder where they can store their own documents or documents shared by others. The database search functionality includes autocomplete and spelling suggestions. Users can share their binder's URL to distribute (M)SDS to employees, customers, shipping agents or anyone else who needs the information. Any data sheet can be viewed, saved, printed or downloaded.

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and OSHA's changes to the Hazard Communication Standard to align with the GHS have employers all over the country searching for safety data sheets that meet the new requirements more cost effective deployment. OSHA expects employers to be in compliance with these new regulations as of June 1, 2016 and it's quickly approaching; that's proven nothing but upside for  

" has quickly become the largest free database of its kind," adds Beale. "We want to thank the thousands of registered users who have made this possible. And to those who want to explore what the tool has to offer, simply register for an account and start searching at"


Douglas Beale 
Msds Catalog Service 
246 Collins Street 
Hartford, CT 06105 
(888) 493 5721

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