SOURCE: 3E Company

May 02, 2006 08:00 ET

3E Company Introduces Expert Edition of Industry-Leading 3E Online MSDS Management System

New Solution Includes Regulatory Reporting and Chemical and Data Analysis Features as Well as Enhanced MSDS Management Capabilities

CARLSBAD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- 3E Company®, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the upcoming availability of 3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition, an enhanced version of the industry-leading 3E Online Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) management system. 3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition includes new regulatory reporting and chemical and data analysis features as well as enhanced MSDS management capabilities.

3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition helps customers streamline the management of environmental, health and safety information and facilitate compliance. Several new features enable clients to maintain a clear and accurate chemical inventory and reduce the amount of time and resources necessary for effective management of inventory and regulatory reports.

An enhanced chemical and data analysis component of 3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition allows customers to supplement ingredients and product properties as necessary, which ensures that only the most accurate MSDS data is being used for reporting and analysis. Customers are also able to create and update inventory lists for specific locations. Once the information is introduced or modified, the revised data is reflected in all reports and regulatory lists to ensure continuity.

Improved search capabilities and additional search criteria enable customers to easily search their inventory using a wide variety of search terms, including molecular formula, EINECS Number, ELINCS Number, Annex 1 Index Number, ENCS, ISHL and Korean ID Number. Increased search functionality, including the ability to create custom searches, greatly simplifies the search process. 3E Online MSDS - Expert Edition customers also have the ability to create custom regulatory lists based on specific ingredients, CAS#, or a collection of regulatory lists, as well as create custom queries within 3E Online.

An innovative regulatory analysis function allows customers to utilize 3E Company's regulatory lists to track regulatory changes within their inventory. Additionally, once a change has been identified, customers can review a regulatory change report to confirm the details of the change. A SARA Candidate List Module allows customers to actively view and print reportable products and/or chemicals. These reports provide valuable information and assist in identification of reportable products under SARA (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act) criteria. The reports also provide comprehensive support documentation as backup to regulatory reporting obligations.

Additionally, as a result of the recently announced 3E Online MSDS - Ariel WebInsight integration, 3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition customers are able to purchase an optional module providing access to their subscription to Ariel's unrivaled chemical regulatory compliance database, which spans more than 650 regulatory lists, 320,000 substances and 60+ countries throughout the world. Included in the module is an expanded regulatory impact analysis feature that offers customers access to Ariel's complete database, enabling a better understanding of the business impact of regulatory changes on their raw materials, components and products that specifically apply to their inventory.

"3E Company's experience in MSDS management is unrivaled. Our experience -- along with valuable customer input -- has enabled us to create a truly comprehensive and unique MSDS management solution that will help our customers save both time and resources," said Leo Oves, Vice President of Research and Development, 3E Company. "There is not a product on the market today that can offer customers such a powerful combination of inventory and MSDS management tools to facilitate a better understanding of the business impact of regulatory changes on products, constituents and raw materials. The introduction of 3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition provides customers with unmatched features and functionality that they can only get through 3E Company."

3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition customers will also continue to enjoy many of the popular features of 3E Online - MSDS, including online access to their hazardous material inventory and associated MSDSs and site-specific MSDS management for tracking the location of their inventory. Customers will also benefit from access to 3E Company's HazMat Data Center Specialists, who ensure the most current MSDS is available to customers. Additionally, all 3E Online - MSDS customers, including those using 3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition, have 24-7-365 access to 3E Company's unique HazMat Mission Control Call Center, which offers unparalleled support to customers seeking information and guidance on regulatory compliance issues.

3E Online - MSDS Expert Edition will be available in May. Pricing will be based on an annual program fee and additional modules purchased.

About 3E Company

3E Company is the first company to provide a comprehensive suite of services for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) related chemical and hazardous materials information and compliance management that addresses the entire chemical lifecycle. This suite of services includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E has the industry-leading combination of a 24-7-365 hazmat mission control call center, with an online platform for hazmat compliance information management, all built on a foundation of the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. Its international, multi-lingual professional staff is composed of regulatory specialists, experienced product stewards, industrial hygienists, attorneys, chemists and chemical engineers, MSDS experts and EH&S systems consultants.

3E's services offer a cost-effective program for global regulatory compliance management by alleviating the pain, managing risk, increasing the efficiency and enhancing staff productivity and enabling EH&S professionals to focus on more strategic functions. Today more than 7,000 customers have partnered with 3E including Costco Wholesale Corporation, America West, Eastman Chemical, Temple-Inland, Menasha and PacifiCorp. 3E was founded in 1988 and is the recipient of the 2002, 2003 and 2005 Commitment to Worker Safety Awards in Online and MSDS Services from Compliance Magazine, which also recognized 3E Online - MSDS in 2005 with an Award of Excellence for its Best of the Web Awards. The privately held company is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, with additional operations in Bethesda, MD, Kingsport, TN, and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit, send e-mail to or call 800-360-3220.

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