Chemical Data Management and Regulatory Compliance Software
Right-sized Software Solutions for Chemical Regulatory Compliance
Utilizing chemical data management and regulatory compliance software is now an integrated part of a successful business strategy, touching everything from procurement, R&D, EH&S, sales, marketing, to regulatory risk and compliance. Implementing the best-in-class tools for managing and leveraging a company’s chemical data — like WERCS Studio and WERCS eLite software — is crucial to achieve and maintain regulatory compliance and beyond.
UL The Wercs offers the right-sized tools for chemical data management programs and regulatory compliance. From out-of-the box software solutions that are ready to be used today to customized software packages that have the flexibility to add modules as business needs grow, we have the options to meet your company’s needs:
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WERCS Studio online reporting module enables manufacturers to streamline their hazard communication program by completely eliminating manual systems for VOC/HAPs reporting. The module automatically gathers VOC/HAPs data from SDS management software and cross-references it with order history—allowing your customers to enter the name of your product and get a complete VOC/HAPs emission analysis for annual reporting requirements. This valuable tool reduces the turnaround time for gathering critical data from several weeks to instant access and greatly decreases the strain on your internal resources. Learn More >
Substance Volume Tracking
Meet REACH and other global chemical compliance requirements based on quantity triggers and defined timelines.
There are a growing number of chemical regulations requiring companies to track volumes of certain chemicals as they are shipped to various parts of the world. Companies must now identify their products that contain specific chemicals relevant to local legislation, track the shipment volume of these products across all production sites, then register when necessary.
WERCS SVT is a module for WERCS Studio users designed to generate report requirements that track the quantity of manufactured, imported, and sold chemical substances in accordance to local regulations around the globe. Learn More >
Is every material movement transaction in your facility globally compliant? WERCS Studio Global Trade Transaction Monitoring [GTTM] can help users to be sure that the answer to that question is always yes.
GTTM is designed to manage, analyze, and take action on material transactions against a series of defined regulations. The end result is an answer, yes or no, to the question, “is this transaction globally regulatory compliant?”
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Changes in regulations can have significant downstream effect. It is a challenge to know what has changed in a recent regulation update, but to also identify which products are affected. Once identified, it is then critical to make certain that SDS documents are republished in the appropriate languages to accurately reflect regulatory updates. The web-based Regulatory Impact Analysis module for WERCS Studio allows users to isolate those specific products impacted by regulatory changes communicated through a subscription service.
WERCS Studio can assist in gathering and organizing data for Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) reporting requirements.
Accurate inventory is one of the key elements to achieve the required reporting regulated by SARA. Other key elements include up-to-date chemical formulation information. WERCS Studio SARA module marries existing inventory management systems to chemical formulations within the software application.
The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals. UL The Wercs is uniquely positioned to fully understand the changes to TSCA under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (the LCSA), their significance, and their impact to industry on a global basis. UL marries the combination of a team of Regulatory Experts with diverse and extensive technical, regulatory, and industry backgrounds with powerful, configurable, highly automated software to offer consulting and compliance solutions.
Our trusted authoring solutions ensure all data, time and energy is preserved for your next expansion.
Our authoring tools include:
- SDS, TDS (Technical Data Sheet), Trem Card and hazard labels creation
- More than 20,000 SDS compliant phrases compatible in more than 46 languages
- More than 7,000 integrated global regulations
- GHS, WHMIS and OSHA compliant
- IUCLID 5 data integration
- Transportation classification
- Support of REACH required documents
- Product Data Sheets
In addition to our software capabilities, our Regulatory Assurance program bridges the gap between your business needs and the growing challenges in materials compliance. Based on years of focused experience in environment, health and safety, we’re uniquely positioned to serve as an extension of your EH&S department. Learn more here
Self-service GHS compliance
Easy-to-manage SDS are the secret to ongoing compliance with complex global regulations—namely GHS. But for many small- to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors, it may not be practical to install highly specialized software or to establish in-house compliance experts. These companies require a quick, cost-effective solution. With our Do-It-Yourself SDS tool, authoring GHS SDS can begin and end today. Our online form is purpose-built to meet the needs of customers with small inventories, streamlining the compliance process through a single easy-to-use customer interface. Behind the scenes, our proprietary logic tree of questions encodes everything you’ll need to be OSHA-compliant throughout your supply chain, updating alongside evolving regulatory guidelines. Learn more here
Whether it is inbound SDS management, report creation and distribution, or workflow management, we offer the functionality to streamline the hazard communications management process.
Our management tools include:
- Flexible search engine
- User defined search fields
- Intra/Internet capable
- Multi-lingual user interface
- View inbound, Raw Material and MRO
- Finished outbound SDS, labels and other hazard communications documents
Through integration with ERPs and a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape, The WERCS SDS software enables organizations to seamlessly distribute key documents to ensure compliance.
Our distribution tools include:
- Automated ERP sales and order-driven SDS distribution
- Customer-preferred, logic-based distribution
- Global trade “Stop Order” transaction monitoring
- Automated customer declaration letter
- Intra/Internet multi-lingual SDS search screens
- CD distribution
- PDF, XML, HTML and RTF capabilities
Our software is used on almost every continent—and we go way beyond simple translation. Through our team of chemists, toxicologists and linguists, we ensure that you have the most accurate country-specific SDS. Our software includes more than 20,000 international phrases in more than 46 languages, so our multi-language graphical user interface puts the power in your hands. Plus, we know what it takes to exceed local requirements and advance safety.
Chemical Data Management
Our management tools go beyond just SDS management—from inbound vendor SDS management and report creation to distribution or workflow management.
An integrated hazard label software system works with our SDS authoring engine to ensure that any updates to the SDS are reflected on all hazard labels.
Hazard labeling features include:
- WYSIWYG/drag and drop capabilities
- Full integration with SDS Product Database
- Bar code capabilities
- Free text capabilities
- Full Web distribution
- Product locked to label stock capable
Easily populate the transportation information required in section 14 of the SDS with our transportation classification tool. This feature suggests proper shipping names and UN numbers, prepares shipping descriptions, evaluates subsidiary risks and shows individual classifications for each component in a formulation. Functionality includes, classification, placarding, shipping papers and support for ground, air, road and rail.
The tool covers:
- DOT (US)
- TDG (Canada)