WIT Press


Software Modeling Applied To Document Authoring And Compliance Optimization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV980341

Volume

32

Pages

20

Published

1998

Size

1,911 kb

Author(s)

Luc Seguin

Abstract

The global management of chemicals represents one of the most important responsibilities of many companies and organizations today and it will definitively increase in the coming years. One reason supporting this statement is the complexity of the task itself, involving several professional disciplines (scientific, legal, human health and environmental protection). The second reason is that Material Safety Data Sheets (the main document that must be issued with any chemical) are the world's second-most printed documents after invoices. Chemicals are heavily regulated in some countries and virtually ignored in others. In addition to the laws and regulations, many standards governing classifications, document authoring, and formats must also be considered. We will present the

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