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Competitive Dynamics Point To A Shake Up For EH&S Content Providers

Date: 20 January 2017

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Executive Summary

The pre-eminent focus of environmental, health, and safety has always been compliance with applicable regulation. Because the regulatory landscape is continuously shifting, it is imperative that firms maintain an up-to-date view on which regulations affect them, and, potentially more importantly, how a regulation may force alterations to operations. EH&S content providers, or aggregators, allow end users, EH&S management software firms, and product stewardship firms to acquire EH&S content in an organized and accurate fashion, but market developments have the potential to diminish their role in the EH&S compliance process unless various actions are taken.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Competitive Dynamics Point To A Shake Up For EH&S Content Providers
EH&S Content Falls Into Two Distinct Categories
Content Flows Through Different Channels From Chemicals Manufacturers And Regulators To End Customers
Customers Make New Demands For Content Providers Due To Emerging Compliance Challenges
Disintermediation Threats To The Historic EH&S Content Provider Model Begin To Pile Up
Future Success Requires Innovation On Content Delivery And A Focus On Total Cost Of Ownership

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. The Two Types Of EH&S Content
Figure 2. Possible Paths Of EH&S Content Delivery

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Actio, AECOM, American National Standards Institute, CH2M, ChemADVISOR, DuPont, Ecocion, Enablon, Enhesa, Enviance, EPA, ERA EHS, ERM, EU, Gensuite, Intelex, KMI, Lisam Systems, MSDSOnline, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), OSHA, Ramboll Environ, SiteHawk, Specialty Technical Publishers, thinkstep, Valspar, VelocityEHS