Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are often the first line of communication for companies that share what chemicals are in their products. Because of that, we made sure Toxnot can both store those forms and extract the included data into the material information. You can also do this in bulk by selecting more than one SDS at a time!
When you import your MSDS or SDS, Toxnot will read it and fill in any available BOM information from the MSDS automatically. Read below on how to use this feature.
Import a new material from an SDS
If you are importing this material information for the first time, go ahead and import the data straight from the MSDS when you make your material. First, select the "My Library" tab, then click the "Materials" section and select "New Material" at the top of the page.
Next, attach the SDS document and enter the name for your new material. We suggest using the Toxnot Standard Auto-calculations. You can learn more about our auto-calculation modes here.
Next, Toxnot will read what it can from the file and fill out the information about that material from the SDS. For my example, pictured below is the information it pulled from the SDS sheet. You can change/adjust chemical information on this page, or you can wait until the next step. Once you're satisfied, you can select "Save & Next" (don't worry, you can still make changes on the next page).
On this page, you will see the SDS sheet that you uploaded. To take a look at the BOM, you can click on the the name of the SDS.
In this BOM view, you can view the material BOM created from the data provided in the SDS.
You can then add this material to other products or survey your supplier about the additional content.
Import SDS in Bulk
Importing materials using the SDS Bulk Import is almost identical to the process listed out above, with a few minor changes.
Start by selecting "Import SDS Library" from the drop down in your library.
Next, select the SDS files you wish to import. We suggest using the Toxnot Standard Auto-calculations. You can learn more about our auto-calculation modes here.
Once your SDS' have been imported, you will be directed to a page similar to the one below, listing the SDS' and their QA status. You can revisit this page at any time and QA the SDS when it is convenient for you.
To begin the QA process, start by selecting the first SDS listed, or whichever one you would like to start with.
During the QA process, you will be able to see the SDS you uploaded alongside the data fields. Here you can double check the information to ensure the data is high quality and accurate. Once you're done with one SDS, you can select "Save & Next" to move onto the next. Once you're done with all of the sheets, your SDS Library page will look just like the one listed above, but with the status set as "Completed".
It's as simple as that! You can revisit your uploads at anytime by navigating back to the "Import tab".
Add material data from an SDS to an existing material
Now, let's say you have an existing material that you would like to upload an MSDS to replace any data in the material.
First, view that material's BOM from your Materials library by clicking on the material name.
Once you are in the material BOM, first confirm that you are alright to replace all the data in this BOM. Importing SDS data will replace all existing content data in the material (Read below to strictly store the SDS without replacing the content information). Select the Data dropdown and use the import function, which will take you through the same SDS import workflow as above.
If you want to simply store the SDS with the material information, select the "Data" drop down and click "Edit Summary Data".
Then, select the "Safety Data Sheet" from the drop down. There you can upload the SDS.
If you're interested in sending a supplier survey with the information you've just added to Toxnot, visit the following article.
Need help or have a question?
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or comments about using the SDS upload. You can also reach out for help using the chat function in the bottom right hand side of the screen!