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Dec. 16, 2003: MCAA Introduces MSDS Management System

December 16, 2003
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ROCKVILLE, Md. - The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and the MCA of Iowa have announced the introduction of MSDS BinderWorksâ„¢, a new subscription Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) management system.

According to MCAA, MSDS BinderWorks was created by mechanical contractors and is designed to enable contractors to:

  • Reduce costs associated with MSDS inventory preparation and maintenance.

  • Save time spent on MSDS program management while ensuring compliance.

  • Keep the compliance process simple and hassle-free.

  • Have both electronic inventories and hard copy binders available.

    To simplify the search for industry-specific MSDSs, the products being used by mechanical contractors and suppliers were inspected and documented. The end result is a focused, industry-specific database comprised of over 2,000 products, says the association. A partnership with MSDSonlineâ„¢ also gives MSDS BinderWorks subscribers access to that database, which contains more than a million additional MSDSs.

    Subscribers have the capability to create unlimited custom MSDS inventories via the Internet. The customized electronic inventory can be sent to a printing company, Matt Parrott and Sons, for printing and delivery, says MCAA.

    MSDS BinderWorks also features a "stay organized" indexing system. Each MSDS in the industry-specific database is assigned a control number that appears in the upper right-hand corner. This number allows subscribers to maintain organized binders despite the regular insertion of MSDSs.

    Annual subscriptions to MSDS BinderWorks are $425 for MCAA and MCA affiliated association members, $650 for nonmembers. There is an extra charge for hard copy binders based on the size of the custom MSDS inventory. More information is available online at www.mcaa.org and www.mcaofiowa.org/binderworks, or by calling 515-334-2616.

    Publication date: 12/15/2003

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