Patterson launches new e-service at Chicago Midwinter

Patterson Dental has launched a new e-service called AutoSDS to help dental practices manage safety data as required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This service debuted Thursday at the 2015 Chicago Midwinter Meeting.

AutoSDS was created to help dental offices prepare for OSHA's upcoming Globally Harmonized System deadlines and provide a long-term solution to managing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), according to the company.

AutoSDS is a subscription-based service that allows users to maintain virtual binders made up of the MSDSs that OSHA requires to be readily available and easily accessible.

AutoSDS was created by Patterson Dental and Global Safety Management (GSM). The online system leverages GSM's database of MSDSs, allowing users to easily create their own personalized virtual binders.

Once a binder has been populated with the customer's relevant MSDSs, the data sheets will then be automatically updated to reflect any changes made by the manufacturer.

At signup, AutoSDS binders come prepopulated with any MSDSs for hazardous products that the customer has purchased from Patterson. To add MSDSs for hazardous products purchased from other distributors, the customer will be able to select MSDSs from GSM's complete database.