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Introducing e-Manifest. How to register and how to use with EMS

Accessing the Test Environment Registration: In order to access the test environment, all users will be required to set up a test account at https://rcrainfopreprod.epa.gov/rcrainfo/ Note: As of mid-June 2018, only a test environment is available from EPA. User Registration: Open https://rcrainfopreprod.epa.gov/rcrainfo/ Click on the Register Click on the Continue to Industry User Registration Enter…

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Audit Accumulation Area in EMS

EMS Waste module instructions: Chemical Safety’s EMS Waste module allows users to Audit an Accumulation Area to ensure that there are no mistakes between the items that are marked there within the system and the items that are actually in the area. Once the system has been refreshed after wastes have been transferred to an…

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Pre-assign Waste Drums to a Manifest with EMS

How To with the EMS Waste module: Chemical Safety’s EMS Waste module allows users to pre-assign waste drums to a desired manifest so that when the transfer takes place there are no mistakes. This ensures that users can see if the waste drums that need to be in a manifest, are in the manifest. When…

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Chemical Safety to Introduce New EMS Version September 2018

EMS Web & Mobile Updates July 2018 – Chemical Safety works diligently to satisfy clients by enriching our system, striving to comprehensively improve their operations. The result of our efforts has manifested in new software functions that we proudly present to our customers this coming September. Significant Additions Include: Waste Auditing functions for Accumulation Areas…

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Energy Star® for Certification this coming August

ENERGY STAR® certification is a US government backed EPA recognition attained by business and organizations for the implementation of environmentally energy efficient solutions. The EPA’s Energy Star has helped businesses and households save more than 450 Billion dollars and significantly reduce emissions for over three decades now. [1] Energy Star helps facilitate the use of…

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Facility Safety & Compliance Management: What is this?

Industrial safety in the context of occupational safety and health refers to the management of all operations and activity events within a given industry for protecting its employees and assets by minimizing hazards, risks, accidents, and near misses.   Industrial safety covers a number of issues and topics affecting safety of personnel and equipment in…

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Department of Homeland Security Chemical Security and Regulation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) greatly emphasizes safe keeping and proper management of chemicals in US facilities. Because these facilities operate in a global network of manufacturing, distribution, and storage of these chemicals, the DHS stipulates safety and security regulations that ensure hazardous or dangerous chemicals stay away from those who would misuse them.…

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Hazardous Waste Reporting Made Easy

The EMS Waste Management and Reporting System is a tool that allows companies to easily create, validate and report waste usage data to federal and state reporting authorities. The software is designed to collect manifest and manifest waste stream data, consolidate it as required for reporting purposes, and create both paper and electronic reports as…

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Reporting Your Chemical Inventory: Made Easy

Staying in compliance with the latest federal, state, and local environmental regulatory requirements are becoming increasingly complex as governments expand to focus on enforcement and transition to electronic filing. More than ever before, EH&S professionals are challenged by the increased workloads required to properly comply with environmental regulations. Chemical Safety’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software…

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Setting Chemical Inventory Limits For Hazardous Materials

One key aspect of chemical safety in the workplace is determining the maximum quantities of different materials that should be stored or used at any given time, and who should be allowed to use them.   Chemical Safety’s EMS software helps you set up Inventory Limits for labs, rooms, buildings, the entire site and, most…

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Chemical Inventory Management -The Benefits of Rules-Based Tracking

Safe, efficient and cost-effective management of chemical inventories at the lab or other places where chemicals are stored and used is essential to every organization’s daily operation. I say daily, because chemicals are ordered, received, transferred, mixed, used, stored and disposed on a daily basis and limiting chemical inventory to static or periodic checks can…

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Customizable off the Shelf Software (COTS): What is it and what is the benefit for organizations?

EH&S software is not a new concept, in fact, it’s being around for almost 30 years. There are numerous software applications for SDS record keeping and management, chemical inventory tracking, container transactions, waste management, workplace safety, OSHA reporting, audits, and inspections.   Most of these applications contain features that software vendors have designed to automate…

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Is an Electronic SDS Database OSHA Compliant?

This is a question that is often posed by companies that want to move away from SDS binders with paper-based Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that are hard to find, store, manage and update. The short answer to the question is a resounding yes; however, there are conditions that must be met.   The first and…

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e-Manifest Special Promotion

EPA will strongly encourage the use of electronic manifests as these manifests will be the easiest and least expensive way to manage the disposal of waste. Once e-Manifest becomes effective, States will have access to the manifest data in the e-Manifest system.   Benefits of the e-Manifest Benefits of the e-Manifest system include: Cost savings…

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Biennial Report: Made Easy for Next Year

Federal regulations require large quantity generators to submit a report every two years regarding the nature, quantities, and disposition of hazardous waste generated at their facility. EPA refers to this as the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report or Biennial Report.   The Biennial Report form (EPA form 8700-13A/B), must be submitted to the authorized…

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EH&S Mobile Devices: Features and Benefits

Today, I counted 20 years as an EH&S professional and looking back over these years I have to admit, without a doubt, that technology has transformed the way we approach EH&S.   Everything now has an e in front of what it used to be. We have SDS e- Binder, we have e-Manifest, we have…

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EPA Adopts Changes To The Waste Biennial Reporting

The EPA Waste Biennial Report (BR) must be submitted to the authorized state agency or EPA regional office by March 1, 2018, and must include hazardous waste generation activities from the calendar year 2017.   It is important to take the time to carefully review your facility to determine the quantity of waste generated during…

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Environmental Management Systems (EMS) 6.3 New Features

Chemical Safety Software just released version 6.3 of its Environmental Management Systems (EMS). The new version offers significant enhancements to the software following requests and recommendations from our customers, as well as keeping abreast with the changes and requirements imposed by numerous federal agencies. EMS 6.3 also includes many new features and tools, including an…

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