Community Forum – How do you reduce SDS cycle time?
At our organization, the process of creating safety data sheets (SDS’s) takes a long time and can be very complicated. We are interested in benchmarking with your organization regarding SDS cycle times.
What has your organization done to reduce SDS creation time?
- Utilize automated SDS generation system connected to ERP system.
- Biggest benefit came from putting one person in place who has the responsibility for shepherding the SDS request through the process.
- Set aside specific time/day each week to work on SDS’s either new or updating/corrections. Where limited resources exist bring on part time consultants to assist with this task.
- We hired an outside consulting firm and they provide only this service for us. We can turn around a typical SDS in 2 to 5 business days. Complicated SDS’s of course take a bit longer.