In response to TSCA violations, a leading specialty chemical manufacturer has licensed Chemical Safety’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software, as part of their consent agreement Supplemental Environmental Program (SEP). Approved by the EPA, the EMS web application will act as the environmental regulations enforcement arm of their supply chain.
Through integration with their ERP system, EMS will synch inventory and order data, and provide enhanced controls of TSCA, FIFRA, FDA and REACH materials.EMS will validate orders based on the chemicals (both discrete and mixtures), the intended use, the country of destination and determine whether the order has the appropriate approvals to proceed.If an order is placed on hold, an automatic notification will be sent to the Product Steward.Statuses of all regulations relating to a particular chemical are viewable from a single web page, and editable by the Product Steward.All documents required to be filed to regulatory agencies will be stored in EMS’ Document Management System.
In addition, the company will use EMS for managing their MSDS database, tracking hazardous waste, monitoring permits and generating regulatory and management reports.Implementation of the system will not only satisfy the EPA NOV requirements, but allow the company to track and manage regulated material more effectively.
Chemical Safety has developed a similar solution for one of the world’s leading industrial and medical gas providers. In addition to regulatory controls, shippers of chemicals need tools that simplify the generation of shipping documents and placards, manages the distribution and updating of customer Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), manages packaging requirements and automatically detects shipment incompatibilities.
Chemical Safety’s Bill of Lading system in EMS (EMS-BOL) is unique because it creates Bills of Lading and other documents specifically required for the shipment of chemicals and regulated materials.
Based on the chemical properties and MSDS information of products that need to be shipped, the Bill of Lading documents are created with accurate data on chemical characterization of the product, it’s hazard class, MSDS number and proper shipping and handling labels (both US and international) as well as packaging type, and Net and Gross weight of the specific shipment. The products or items included on a Bill of Lading are linked electronically to their MSDS, ERG pages, Labels and Placards, allowing a user to view, print, and store these documents as required.
The EMS-BOL system notes chemical incompatibilities that may restrict shipment together and also allows for the inclusion of both regulated and non-regulated items on the Bill of Lading.