How Technology Eliminates Risk and Creates Sustainability

One thing is certain in the environmental, safety and health management world: EHS software technology has made regulatory compliance more efficient. This is especially true for managing chemical inventories and safety data sheet (SDS) for workplace and lab safety. The need of mile high and mile long excel spreadsheets to manage your chemical inventory are…

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House Passes Sweeping Chemical Safety Bill

The US House of Representatives last Tuesday approved new chemical safety rules designed to overhaul federal regulation covering thousands of chemicals in daily use. The bipartisan bill (you read correctly…), a major rewrite to federal chemicals safety, passed by a vote of 403 to 12, and is expected be passed by the Senate and signed…

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Lab Management & Safety Software for Colleges and Universities

Cost-effective Chemical Inventory Tracking Software for Educators and Students By Tony Diamantidis, Sr. Director Chemical Safety Software   Managing chemicals in colleges and universities poses some unique challenges.  Rapidly changing lab projects and a never-ending pass-through of students and visiting educators complicates lab safety and chemical safety training.  This, coupled with budget pressures and limitations,…

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TRAINING – FINDING AND UNDERSTANDING SDS AND GHS LABELS

WHAT IS AN SDS, WHAT IS A GHS LABEL AND HOW TO READ AND UNDERSTAND H-CODES, P-CODES, HAZARD AND PICTOGRAMS By Tony Diamantidis, Sr. Director, Chemical Safety Software, www.chemicalsafety.com   A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a document created by the manufacturer or supplier of a chemical or chemical product that primarily describes the hazards,…

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Chemical Safety Software and the S.E.C initiative

Environmental Health and Safety – EHS – technologies for Lab and Production Safety, Efficiency and Compliance By Tony Diamantidis, Senior Director, Chemical Safety Software   Safety first, Safety first, Safety first.  Chemical Safety’s SEC initiative begins with S for safety. In this busy world where most everything is measured by performance, sometimes safety takes the…

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How to choose the right EHS Software

Finding a cost-effective Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) management systems software to fit your company’s needs is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Every organization is different in some way, and invariably needs at least some customization to properly use the right EHS software. Customizing such software to fit specific requirements can…

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THE EPA SAFER CHOICE LABEL – CHOOSING SAFER PRODUCTS

Safer Choice helps consumers, businesses, and purchasers find products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment. What do you know about the Safer Choice Label?   Finding cleaning and other products that are safer for you and your organization is what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed and it’s…

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What does Chemical Safety mean to You?

Simplifying Your EHS Management Practices By Tony Diamantidis, Sr. Director, Chemical Safety Software   What Chemical Safety means and how it has been interpreted by different organizations at different times has been the subject of much debate since OSHA and EPA in the US, and similar agencies worldwide came to be.  Every entity that is…

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How to Manage a Successful EHS Software Implementation

Chemical Safety Software works around the clock to make our EMS chemical management software as user-friendly as possible-often resulting in great improvements in how hazardous data is managed and maintained.  But how do you get started?   I have worked with many companies in virtually every industry sector about implementation, and I have been relentless…

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EHS Management Apps – Technology Breakthroughs in Managing Safety

Workplace Safety and Chemical Management using tablets and smartphones By Tony Diamantidis   Working with chemicals in the workplace often happens in places where computers are not within reach and where immediate access to information is essential.  Web-based applications are already offering easy access. iPhones, Android phones and smart tablets are readily available and can…

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GHS Labels… In your pocket.

Online and Mobile Solutions for GHS Labeling and SDS Compliance The upcoming OSHA and global deadline for GHS labeling compliance has created unprecedented demand for solutions that can help employers comply with the new storage location and chemical container labeling requirements.   According to the OSHA compliance calendar, June 1, 2006 is the deadline for…

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How to Trim $99,821 From your EHS Software Budget

The world’s most innovative automotive, aviation, research, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies, as well as many of the world’s top universities, are moving to software-as-a-service (SaaS) for chemical and waste management, GHS compliance and lab safety.   Enterprise Class Software at a Fraction of the Cost By Tony Diamantidis, Senior Director, Chemical Safety Software Two years…

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Thanksgiving 1815-1915-2015-2025

How Will Technology Impact Our Most Precious National Holiday In The Future? My friend and mentor, Peter Diamandis, just sent me this blog and, as always, asked that I share it with all of you. Please read it and send me your comments at tonyd@chemicalsafety.com. “This might be a controversial blog”.   My Thanksgiving was…

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GHS and Safety Data Sheet Compliance Update

December 1, 2015 Deadline Affects Chemical Manufacturers, Importers, Distributors, and Employers   The new global GHS hazard communication standard requires chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors to provide hazard information to employers and workers by putting a standardized set of labels on containers and preparing universally uniform safety data sheets. The GHS requirement provides a single…

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Everything About Hazardous Waste Management Software

A primer for the industry’s most complete and cost-effective SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) tool. This is the next in a series of blogs focusing on EHS technological advances that are thought and action provoking. Technological progress is exponential in every facet of our lives, at work and at home and this applies to effective Waste Management and…

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Lab Safety Basics: Don’t Forget the Obvious

Chemical Safety software is key to improving Lab Safety This is the next in a series of blogs focusing on EHS technological advances that are thought and action provoking. Technological progress is exponential in every facet of our lives, at work and at home. This applies to Environmental Compliance and Safety at the lab as…

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California SB14 and SB1018 Update

Waste Minimization Reporting At-a-Glance Given this month is the reporting deadline for organizations subject to the SB14, I’d like to recap and update the blog I published early this year and highlight points of interest.   Under California law, the primary goal of the SB14 and its amendment SB1018, is to encourage those entities that…

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The Tianjin Accident May Ring a New Dawn for Chemical Safety in China

The recent hazardous materials explosion accident in Tianjin may have been unavoidable, but the emergency response and subsequent escalation of the catastrophe may have well been reduced or totally avoided if adequate information on materials stored at the vicinity, safety and firefighting procedures for the materials on site, and more comprehensive training of emergency personnel…

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Elon Musk’s Deep Roots in Hazardous Waste Management

Tesla Motors selects SFS Chemical Safety’s EMS software for Waste Management at it’s Fremont, CA manufacturing plant. If you haven’t been paying attention, Tesla’s taken the world by storm as the first successful car company to launch in the US in more than 70 years.  And if you haven’t heard of Elon Musk and his…

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