Germ Free antimicrobial works closely with our clients to identify and remediate bacterial issues across various industries.

Through our in-house and independent laboratory testing services - We offer microbial analysis of various types of food and agricultural products, water and waste water, consumer products, soils and fertilizers,

Assessment of shelf life of our antimicrobial consumables for food products, Antibacterial sensitive tests etc.

We take pride in sharing knowledge and expertise through training programs, workshops and seminars.

In keeping with this philosophy we provide consultancy services to our clients to achieve system certifications such as ISO 9000, ISO 22000, ISO 14000 etc.

We also provide tailor made testing services to meet the various types of customer requirements

Module 1

Bio-Survey & Product Training - Orientation


  • Division of facility & manufacturing process into zones

  • Bio-Burden Survey of zones and lab report

  • Application protocol design

  • Staff Training

Module 4

Product Coating Services

  • Individually quoted

  • Certified with Bio-Label

Module 2

Bio-Survey - Application Training -Certification & Labels


  • Division of facility & manufacturing process into zones

  • Bio-Burden Survey of zones and lab report

  • Application protocol design

  • Staff Training

  • Routine Bio-Burden Assays for facility, product and staff .

  • Provision of Germ Free Certification and Bio-label allocation

  • Bio-Label data collating, processing & up-load

Module 3

Product - Application - Bio-Labels & Certification


  • Division of facility & manufacturing process into zones

  • Bio- Burden Survey of zones and lab report

  • Facility - equipment & machinery antimicrobial coating

  • Application protocol design

  • Staff Training

  • Routine Bio-Burden Assays for facility, product and staff .

  • Provision of Germ Free Certification and Bio-label allocation

  • Bio-Label data collating, processing & up-load


  • Germ Free formulates, develops and designs industry specific antimicrobial products and designs monitoring systems, protocols & data recording software tailored to client requirements and related microbial profiling assays - whilst ensuring GHS guideline

  • Germ Free works within REACH,   ECHA ,  EIGA  FDA , EPA  and many other institutions and organizations to improve the quality and safety of water,  air,  manufactured products and farmed produce across all industries.

  • Germ Free works closely with our laboratory services to offer tailor made and specialized solutions for EH&S compliant bacteria remediation whilst innovating and developing customized, integrated products, modules and protocols to solve the daily compliance challenges of various industries.

  • Germ Free Antimicrobial offers complete solutions to enable the efficient and effective management of bacteria data relating to regulatory compliance, hazard communication, environmental reporting, and inventory management throughout every phase of your products life cycle.

  • Contact us to learn more about how our flexible and affordable solutions can help your enterprise stay ahead of the competition and comply with ever-changing regulations.

Regulatory Compliance for EH&S & GHS

Germ Free Antimicrobial generates compliant regulatory documents for all major global markets, including GHS-compliant safety data sheets (SDS) & labels in more than 50 languages.

Safety Data Sheets - Labels & Laboratory Test Results

All Germ Free Technical Data, laboratory and Safety Data Sheets along with Toxicological test results per species are available for specific industry usage and protocol design.

Certificates of Cleanliness & Bio-Safety Verification

Germ Free Antimicrobial monitors and records product, produce and facility bacteria data. We offer certification documentation verified by internationally accredited independent laboratories.

We have your EH&S Compliance Solution

Germ Free manages workplace & production-line bacteria data through bacteria profiling assays from a centralized database to quickly & easily generate documents for product certification.

We also design protective & remediation protocols for standard and emergency bacteria containment measures.


Justin Malan

With degrees in Environmental Studies and Law and Administration - He has 30 years of experience in numerous fields of resource management, public and environmental health, environmental advocacy, renewable and clean energy development and sustainable development in state, local and private sectors.



Phone: (916) 448-1015

Fax: (916) 448-7176


910 K Street, Suite 300

Sacramento, CA 95814

Justin Malan - Ecoconsult - California

and Dorian Oberholzer - Microbial Research - Cape Town.

Without whom Germ Free would not exist.

Justin serves as Executive Director to the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) and California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (CAEHA).  Past positions held include: Executive Director, California Ocean Science; Executive Director, California Aquaculture Association; Founder and Executive Director, Marine Sanctuary and Estuarine Reserves Foundation; Founder and Executive Director, World Sturgeon Farmers Association.

Dr. Simon Oberholzer

  • Board Member

  • Nedshield Holding AG

  • Dec 2012 – Present

  • Employment Duration. 6 yrs 2 mos

  • Location. Zürich Area, Switzerland

  • Sales Director

  • UL Information & Insights

  • Dec 2017 – Nov 2018

  • Employment Duration. 1 yr

  • Location. Zürich Area, Switzerland


Dr. Simon Oberholzer

Nedshield Switzerland

Schulstrasse 14

Weinfelden 8570


Tel: +41 (0) 78 403 7002

Simon’s unwavering support in Central American agricultural trials involving Dole , Del Monte and Chiquita branded farms / Disagro & Agro Centro S.A. farm supply companies have made products like the Banana Crown Coating possible.

Thanks also go to Dennis Montgomery (Dubai) - Montgomery International for his support and encouragement in communications with U.A.E. and India & Indonesia business development. (sugar cane industry & filtration technology)

Nedshield’s military solutions, information technology and support has formed the foundation of our success in

military applications for passive and active anti-germ warfare protection. (Israel)


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Service & Systems Overview

Geo-Layered Bacteria & EH&S Monitoring System

Utilizes bio-luminescent quantum dot and QR code interfacing technology ensuring robust, reliable, real-time and up-loadable bacteria count for air, liquids, produce and product safety and quality monitoring and evaluation.


Proprietary technology is presented as a

“Qd-Qr Code Bio-Label” And A “Qd-Qr Code Water Probe”


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Quantum Coding “Plug-In” Module Overview

With the BMS Bio-label and BMS Bio Water Probe:

Bio count readings are simply read by any smart phone and the results are automatically uploaded into a graphic "Bio-Burden" report integrated into global geo-layered global map imaging software. This Quantum Coding “Plug-In” Module” shows high bacteria counts and threats when and where they occur. This is a standalone “plug-in” module, integrating multiplex systems developed by BMS to work within existing software structures.


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Bio-Label Technology

Imprinted with "Quantum Dot "  technology, allows our software and clients informational data pages relevant to the registered product to be presented on-line with this “QD-QR” coded label.

This label can be scanned and accessed by any smart phone anywhere in the world, immediately quantifying general bacteria and pathogen CFU counts for Listeria, Salmonella, Ecoli and many more.


Cellular systems (bacteria) require identification and analysis of their multiple components and determination of how they interact.

BMS Micro-array, (quantum dot) technology is one of the few tools that is able to solve such problems. The signal read-out from the printed micro-array is done with the use of fluorescent nano-crystals named "quantum dots" (QD’s) which are sufficiently bright to be detected as individual particles.

Extremely resistant to photo-bleaching, they create multiplexing capabilities enabling the micro-array read-out option detection sensitivity is able  to reach the single-molecule level.  

Quarantine Information

Global tracking for real-time reading and monitoring of bacteria counts internationally, integrated with local regulatory institutions and their requirements.

MSDS’s, Certificates of Origin, Product Registration, Usage Labels and Protocols along with the manufacturers web page, product information and data sheets, logistical data, P.O.S. systems, Bar Codes, etc. are all now available on a single page at the touch of a cell phone button.


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Bio Management Module

Available as an addition to our existing industry leading portfolio listed below.

Standard integrations between BMS software modules and various leading labeling applications have been developed in order to extend label design capabilities to produce GHS-compliant, rebranded and private labels for customers and distributors. In addition to the default templates, the BMS “conceptor” tool provides the client with the ability to create their own, personalized, multi-lingual templates and labels.

              Food production quality verification, bio safety, produce shelf-life and value can now be quantified and certified with ease!


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QD- QR “Bio-Label”

Enables the complete tracking of all registered products and facilitates the automatic updating of all information pertaining to the product in question along with the total bacteria count and identification of many pathogen types for all produce, goods and manufactured products being sold or transported locally or internationally.

This technology uses crowd-sourced, cloud based application software, so that every time the BMS Bio-label is scanned or read, the bio data encased in the quantum dots are automatically uploaded to global geo-data layers.


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The System

Can monitor, display and track the bio-data collected on public transport systems, in water ways, on-the-shelf products, livestock, farm produce, shipping containers, Food Production Facilities or Manufacturing Plants, Hospitals, Schools, Clinics, Public Areas, Stadiums, Lakes, Rivers, Ground Water, Flower Mills, Sewer Plants and All Finished Consumer Products, etc.

Once the BMS Bio-Label is scanned it automatically updates and generates a new inspection report, accessible by client authentication coding. These reports are only visible to authorized agents of the labels’ registered owner through secure password protection software. The programs and web pages are tailored to our clients’ specifications and requirements.

Data entry, analysis, monitoring, maintenance and protocol training is available to all clients with program module contracts.


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  “QD” Labels

are traced, tracked, evaluated and certified within a single system within a single database.  All readable and accessible by smart phone.

As all the uploaded data is commodity categorized and available as “global bacterial geo data layers” they can be uploaded to the CDC or other national data bases for global or local oversight and Bio Contamination Monitoring, thus enabling BMS to offer specifically designed industry and region specific remediation protocols.


This software has been under development for some time and is now ready for implementation.


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Once the QR Codes are assigned, GPS Coordinates can also be designated to specific locations and all Bio data collated can be portrayed in map, bar, pie or graph format, time sequenced to pin point the time, origin and spread of bio contamination.

Independently verifying results using mobile ISO-9001 compliant laboratory equipment, we ensure the ultimate proficiency in rapid result testing (15 seconds).


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Slide-View  (Plug-In)

BMS-Slide-View digital cellular phone software advances research microscopy through the quantum coding process. By managing image processing and data analysis.  BMS-Slide-View software interface allows bacteria monitors and evaluators to focus on investigation rather than instrumentation. 

BMS-Slide-View comes standard with drivers to control online data up-loads which are acquired in  native 2D and 3D formats. Time- delay, color and specimen locations are available in customizable protocols. Offline, data can be analyzed by a wide variety of tools for image processing including mathematical operations, statistics functions, analysis scripting and import/export to/from other laboratory software.

These test results can also be uploaded directly from our software and equipment or manually entered, enabling users to view field results, on location or in the boardroom. Identifying and developing individual Bio-Zones enables BMS to place bacteria or pathogen problems into specific transference Zones.


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Bio-Net  (Plug-In)

BMS Bio-Net allows Slide-View to be taught specific analysis by example and then apply the analysis to large datasets for a significant increase in analytical throughput. BMS-Bio-Net gives Slide-View the ability to recognize cells and subcellular features based on morphology, making it possible to locate objects that are hard to describe. Employing proprietary technology, BMS-Bio-Net builds a typical representation that identifies persistent features from a set of images and finds objects that possess similar features from new images up-loaded. BMS-Bio-Net works on 2D and 3D data and can also provide the basis of geo data layering for global Bacteria tracking into transference zones.

Once these zones have been identified and separated by using individual monitoring and remediation protocols, we can archive this data enabling us to identify seasonal trends and predict bacteria bloom events for individual specific industries, areas, products or produce.


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BMS offers a wide range of bacterial remediation products specifically designed to industry requirements.

Whether used in storage applications or in processing facilities BMS bacteria remediation products are cheap, highly effective, safe and easy to use.


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International Regulatory Interface

BMS mobile access software can interface with Regulatory bodies such as EPA, FDA, GHS and REACH which are becoming more sophisticated, changing and adapting more frequently to global regulatory requirements.

The BMS core principle is to aid the REACH goal to avoid unnecessary testing on animals and reduce registration costs through data sharing and joint submission Data sharing with SIEF, (Substance Information Exchange Forum).  REACH Regulation requires companies registering the same substances to share data and to jointly submit their registration dossiers.


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Joint Data Sharing

Is available to all clients and is updated globally. This enables the phase-in of substances of all registrants’ products. All BMS existing and potential registrants that have pre-registered the same substance are part of a substance information exchange forum (SIEF) that aims to:


1.     Facilitate the exchange of information on available data between co-registrants;

2.     Agree on classification and labelling where there is a difference between co-registrants.

3.     Many companies are looking beyond legal requirements to develop more sustainable products to meet both customer and consumer needs.

4.     If you are facing issues due to incomplete regulatory data, lack of standardization, or an inability to support new market entries with adequate product compliance documentation, you may need a more robust and proven solution that ensures that your products can be sold, shipped, and consumed in their intended markets.


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Our Industry Leading Portfolio Includes:

  •  BMS Intelligent Authoring

  • Product Compliance Suite

  • BMS-Data Base Online (CLOUD BASE)

  • BMS Compliance Engine for EH&S


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Intelligent Authoring

The BMS Intelligent Authoring application automates the creation of globally compliant and multi-lingual Safety Data Sheets (SDS), labels and hazard summary sheets as well as documents related to transportation, inventory reports, P.O.S. barcodes, bio count inspection reports and more. All information can be accessed by smart phone app through our Bio Sensitive Quantum Dot QR code labels.


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Product Compliance Suite

The BMS Product Compliance Suite is a highly flexible “plug-in” component-based solution. It is specifically designed to provide seamless raw data management for all materials, chemicals, manufactured goods and agricultural products, through auto creation and authoring of SDSs and other safety related documents required to market and ship your products.


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Data Base Online  (CLOUD BASE)

BMS-DB Online is an online regulatory database for Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) and Transport Information. It has a built-in search engine to quickly enable you to locate global regulatory data and information on hundreds of thousands of materials and chemicals.


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Compliance Engine For EH&S

The BMS Compliance Engine for EH&S complements most data based EH&S environment software by assisting in the regulatory analysis of complex product formulations, generating hazard communication documents such as the Safety Data Sheet (SDS), and injecting a broad range of pre-packaged regulatory content and analytics into the BMS EH&S Module.


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QR CODE & QD Label Data-Link

BMS-Data-Link products and plug-in modules, automate substance information and upload directly into various regulatory documents, authoring and management products.

Depending on the Business Systems, the creation of regulatory documents and reports are streamlined and for added efficiency are updated and delivered on a quarterly basis. BMS-Data-Links are available for major business system applications, including:


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Key aspects of Product Compliance solutions are its managed regulatory content.

BMS Modules are designed to support your product compliance program providing comprehensive and current updated information that can help you avoid compliance-related risks and maintain ongoing access to key markets while ensuring certified bio safety.

More importantly, our in-house experts interpret the regulations to deliver a set of rules and logic that is seamlessly integrated with our software. This allows the automation and classification of your products according to regulatory requirements in each jurisdiction.


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Legal & Regulatory COVERAGE

BMS content coverage includes all the required regulatory elements for EPA, FDA, REACH and GHS compliance in implemented countries, however, it goes beyond these broad based regulations and includes other key content such as:


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Offers Industry-Specific Guidelines For:

– International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Code of Practice

– CEPE Guidelines

– RoHS / Restriction of Hazardous Substances

– E.U. Detergents Regulation

– Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL)

– FIFRA: Inert ingredients permitted for use in nonfood use pesticide products

– California EPA ARB Architectural coatings VOC exclusions

– FEMA (Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association) – FEMA Numbers

– E.U. Cosmetic products Directive (76/768/EEC)

– Inventory and Common Nomenclature of Ingredients Employed in Cosmetic Products, (INCI)

– US National Volatile: Organic Compound Emission Standards for Consumer Products


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Risk Assessment:

Take the pressure off with effective risk assessments:

Today more than ever companies are under immense pressure to mitigate risks throughout their processes in order to meet the strict demands of regulators, and ensure the safety of their personnel and assets. Cost pressures and a dwindling pool of experienced talent present significant challenges to improving Safety, Health & Environment processes. In order to meet these demands and keep your employees safe, you need a systematic way of identifying high priority risks and properly allocating capital towards minimizing exposure – and a method to retain that critical experience and knowledge.

With BMS’s proven enterprise software modules, content and domain expertise you can strengthen and improve risk assessment processes including: Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Management of Change (MOC), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Security & Vulnerability Analysis (SVA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Bowtie Analysis.


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We often encounter combinations of bacteria chain events as well as isolated contamination occurrences. These can be difficult to pin-point. We divide high bacteria count areas into Zones and with both our bio luminescent quantum dot “Bio detection Test Strips” and our mobile ATP, CFU laboratory equipment we can detect the bacteria types and quantities present in seconds, thus enabling us to identify problem areas and source and evaluate the contamination threats and transference Zones.

Once these zones have been identified and separated with individual monitoring protocols, we can archive this data allowing for the identification of seasonal trends to predict bacteria bloom events for individual specific industries, areas, water bodies, products or produce. BMS follows the bioburden testing procedure described in ISO 11737. Following extraction, aliquots are plated to determine the number of mesophilic aerobes, fungi and bacterial spores by genetic analysis (PCR) or array. Incubation under anaerobic conditions also is available.  


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 Bio-Burden Testing And Microbial Limits:

Often, it is necessary to evaluate non-sterile products for the presence of objectionable organisms, depending on the intended use of the material. BMS recommends a microbial limit approach for the evaluation for objectionable organisms. 

Microbial limits testing includes the quantitative phase of testing determining the bioburden of given manufacturing samples, and the number of total aerobic organisms, yeasts, and molds.



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systems are compliant with the bioburden testing procedure described in ISO 11737.

The qualitative phase of microbial limit testing examines samples per U.S. FDA criteria for “objectionable organisms.” For minimum coverage, these criteria require testing for the following:

BMS uses international partner laboratories in bio-burden testing and can provide you with advice on the best assay for your industry study or lot release needs


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Workplace Safety Management

Preventing workplace accidents and injuries, and promoting safe and healthy work places is important for all employers. However, managing the information related to work place safety instructions and emergency measures can be difficult and time consuming.

As a long-standing partner to the chemical industry, BMS Systems offer an effective, affordable solution to enable all manufacturers manufacturers to gain control over their data, regulatory requirements and safety protocols in a single “GO-TO” Solutions Company

 Workplace Safety Solution

manages the work place safety information from one centralized database and offers capabilities to manage libraries, reporting and calculation algorithms. It quickly and easily generates documents that describe the advised handling of chemicals and hazardous materials, and the adequate protective measures to be taken as well as measures to be taken in case of an emergency.

The Bio module plug-in offers the ultimate in worker health and safety.


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Workplace Safety Features:

  • Leverages Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Access applications

  • Generates internal operating instructions for personnel coming into contact with or handling chemical substances on the work-floor.

  • Can offer multiple instructions for a single substance

  • Provides automatic selection of pictograms

If you want to outsource all or part of your SDS/MSDS production, we can meet your requirements with our in-house technical experts and linguists. Whether you are a Multinational, SME, Consortia or SIEF.

A complete MSDS/literature and/or regulatory service along with bio-management protection protocol design and monitoring for all your products in the languages, style and format you would like.


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Volume Tracking   

Simplifies and automates regulatory volume tracking and reporting.

Currently volume tracking is available for:


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REACH Substance Volume Tracking (EU)

BMS Volume Tracking is based on the structured input of commercial trade volumes of chemicals, product compositions, REACH parameters important for the calculation, chemicals allocation per legal entity (LE), Site, Business Unit (BU), and specific information. Key BMS features specific to REACH Substance Volume Tracking include:


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REACH - SVHC Volume Calculation In Mixtures And Article Bill Of Materials

The calculation is based on the collection of mixture compositions and article BOM. Based on CAS, EC and EC Index numbers, BMS tracks listed SVHC and calculates the %ww in the structures. BMS can generate lists, overviews and letters to comply with REACH regulations.

Information and calculations are used to complete section 15 and Section 3 of the Extended Safety Data Sheet (eSDS) in compliance with REACH Annex II.


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CDR Volume Tracking (U.S.)

 Volume Tracking is in use today for tracking volumes according to U.S. Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements. Compliant with OSHA’s HAZcom 2012, ExESS Volume Tracking includes substance volume tracking, worker exposure tracking and usage tracking, as well as field-specific Confidential Business Information (CBI) tracking. 

Volume Tracking includes a special “Export to e-CDRweb” reporting feature that automates the creation of the XML upload file by site which greatly simplifies CDR submissions on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) website.


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CSCL Volume Tracking (Japan)

BMS can be used to track the Japanese requirements to comply with the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) volume tracking rules.


·         IMDG………………………….  International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code 

·         SDS/MSDS ……………….…..Material Safety data Sheet

·         SIEF[s1] …………………………... Substance Information Exchange Forum

·         SME………………………….. Small to Medium Enterprize

·         ATP testing ………………….."adenosine triphosphate". ATP is a coenzyme that cells use for energy storage

·         CFU…………………….…….. Colony Forming Units

·         SVA………………………….... Security & Vulnerability Analysis

·         PHA………………………..….. Process Hazard Analysis

·         MOC………………………….. Management of Change

·         JSA………………………….... Job Safety Analysis

·         FTA…………………………… Fault Tree Analysis

·         Bowtie Analysis…………….. The Bowtie method is a risk evaluation method that can be used to analyze and demonstrate         causal relationships in high risk scenarios.

·         AQUIRE……………………... Aquatic Information Retrieval

·         RTECS………………….....… Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.

·         REACH……………………..… Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals

·         ECHA…………………………. European Chemical Agency

·         GHS…………………….……. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

·         CDC…………………….……..CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

·         P.O.S. ……………………..Point of Sale system