Prometheus

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Summary of the benefits

  • Prometheus helps your company fulfil the “materials safety data sheet” requirement
  • Prometheus provides you with convenient flexibility for entering data and distributing your data sheets
  • Prometheus gives you many options to produce data sheets in a variety of formats to satisfy all users
  • Prometheus gives you the choice to customise your safety data sheets by language, to suit destination, and using different graphics images
  • Prometheus saves you time and effort
  • Prometheus lets you set different access levels to your Safety Data Sheets for different users

Prometheus helps your company fulfil the “materials safety data sheet” requirement

When you supply a chemical product to a customer who will use it in a workplace you must provide a safety data sheet (termed a “materials safety data sheet” in some countries).

Prometheus provides you with convenient flexibility for entering data and distributing your data sheets

Prometheus is a safety data sheet (SDS) management system. You select phrases from a standard set to build SDS. Prometheus can then provide automatic translations into other languages. You are not restricted to using the phrases supplied as standard with Prometheus – you can add your own phrases or we can get translations and add phrases for you. You can set up customer lists and monitor safety data sheet despatch so that, for example, you can be sure to issue upgrades to the right people if you modify a data sheet.

Prometheus gives you many options to produce data sheets in a variety of formats

Prometheus can print the SDS, or write them to pdf files, in your preferred fonts (which can be different for different languages). Prometheus can despatch SDS as pdf files to your customers by email. You can export the pdf files automatically to the directory you use to support your website or a company document management system.

Prometheus gives you the choice to customise the safety data sheets by language, to suit destination, and using different graphics images

As well as creating SDS in different languages, Prometheus allows you to create and maintain SDS that are different for different territories – for example you may want to include or exclude certain data in French SDS for France but not for Canada, or you may want to use different supplier addresses and logos for different subsidiaries. There are many options relating to the style and layout of SDS. For example, you can replace the graphics for hazard symbols etc with your own; you can specify the font and font size to be used for each language separately; you can print logos, and groups of logos, in a variety of locations.

Prometheus saves you time and effort

You can set up a database of constituents that you use in more than one product so that you do not need to re-enter the details about them each time you create a SDS. Automated functions for translation between languages and territories allow you to develop and maintain sets of SDS from a single master and to create and export pdf files of all of them with one button click.

Prometheus can send label information directly to label printing software

You can send label information directly to Hibiscus' Label Enterprise. Other label printing software can also access the information from an intermediate database. So, if you use other printing software, ask us for advice about compatibility.

Prometheus lets you set different access levels to your safety data sheets for different users

You can run the Prometheus database engine in a client-server environment, allowing different users to access the one version of your database. Access to Prometheus is password controlled and you can set different access levels for different users (e.g. some might be allowed only to print and view SDS while others might be allowed to edit draft versions and only one or two senior staff might be allowed to approve SDS for release). Once you have approved a SDS it is protected from further changes. If you seek to edit it, Prometheus will offer to create a new version. While the new version remains as a draft, only the approved version is available for despatch to customers. When you approve the draft version, it becomes the new current version but the old one is retained as an archive.

Last edited: 14 07 2017