SafeTec Compliance Systems (SafeTec) announced today the launch of its new product, SafeTec Essentials™; created to help small- and medium-sized companies meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance standards with safety data sheet (SDS) management and safety training tools.

June 1, 2016 was the final deadline in OSHA’s four-stage conversion to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which requires all employers replace material safety data sheets (MSDSs) with the newly formatted safety data sheets (SDSs) and train employees on GHS labels and hazard classifications.

Essentials is a simplified version of the enterprise-focused SafeTec System™, tailored for small- to medium- sized companies. Developed by SafeTec with its parent company, Health & Safety Institute (HSI), the new product delivers quality SDS data via HSI’s Otis™ technology platform coupled with online workplace training from Summit Training Source™, also among HSI’s family of brands, all within one easy-to-use system.

“The ability to manage SDSs and safety training delivery from a single, affordable platform is a solution this market really needs to efficiently comply with OSHA standards,” says HSI CEO Chad Birckelbaw. “At HSI, we’re passionate about providing health and safety services to help protect our community at large, which meant creating a solution accessible to companies of all sizes.”

“For those struggling to gather safety data sheets, SafeTec Essentials enables the building of quality SDS collections, which are indexed and reviewed by our expert quality assurance team,” states Birckelbaw. “Despite the recent GHS deadline, many companies are still working to meet compliance requirements, which is why we’re well-positioned to help. We can have customers up-and-running within minutes; and our flexible pricing structure provides sensible subscriptions for a broad spectrum of companies.”

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About SafeTec: SafeTec Compliance Systems (SafeTec) is a member of Health & Safety Institute’s (HSI) family of brands. SafeTec has been a leader within the chemical compliance landscape for nearly two decades, providing Environmental, Health & Safety professionals the support, technology and know-how to make informed decisions about the chemicals in their workplace. They unlock the data within safety data sheets and use automation to deliver the structured information EH&S professionals need to manage thousands of chemicals safely and sustainably. For more information, please visit or call (360) 567-0280.

About Summit: Summit Training Source is a member of the Health & Safety Institute’s (HSI) family of brands. Summit Training Source was the first training producer to specialize in safety compliance training and to use adult learning theory with live, onsite footage, backed by personalized customer service. With more than 600 environmental, health, and safety training titles available for delivery via eLearning courses, DVD, and streaming video, customers can trust training results to the original provider of EH&S safety training. For more information, please visit or call (800) 447-3177.