Is a Free SDS and GHS Label database a useful tool for your organization? Chemical Safety has spent the better part of this year building, maintaining and updating a database of Safety Data Sheets by the largest manufacturers and suppliers of life science and specialty chemicals. From those SDSs, we have extracted GHS information that…

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Effectively managing noncompliance and corrective/preventive actions (CAPA) related to chemicals spills and incidents in the lab or workplace is an integral part of an organization’s continual improvement plan. Non-compliance and corrective/preventive action management software for iOS and Android enables organizations to capture, track and maintain accurate information. Through the use of EH&S mobile applications (see…

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The Regulation of Hazardous Waste In the United States: 1634 to the Present By: Victor Johnson, PE, Engineering Pathways   The sophistication today of computerized Hazardous Waste Management systems like Chemical Safety’s EMS software is amazing. These systems allow environmental professionals a wide range of tools to help assure environmental protection and personnel safety when…

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Effectively managing chemical inventories can prevent many of the headaches that plague health, safety and environmental professionals who oversee HSE (EHS) management systems.   Examples include, but not limited to: • Non labeled containers on site • Inadequate storage and ventilation for hazardous chemicals • Storage of incompatible chemicals • Excessive hazardous chemical inventory  …

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Effectively managing chemical safety is good not only for protecting workers from hazards, it is also responsible business. Womb to Tomb, an alternative industry term for cradle to grave. From creation or entry of chemicals into the workplace, to disposal this term is used to reference personal safety, health and environmental impact associated with all…

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According to the International Standards Organization (ISO), Over 6300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3 million every year. The related costs to employers and the economy are also significant, with work time losses, lawsuits and increased insurance premiums.   The ISO 45001 standard, currently in development by a…

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Today’s EHS technology provides efficient and effective methods to acquire (purchase) and access (transfer or share) chemicals for use in the workplace. EHS technology will also assist organizations to comply with occupational safety and environmental federal, local and state requirements for managing a chemical inventory list and to have most current safety data sheets (SDS)…

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I found the article below interesting and worth sharing with the group. Chemical disasters can be devastating to local economies. Just ask West Virginia businesses whose economy lost $19 million per day after the Elk River spill in 2015. The US House of Representatives recently approved new chemical safety rules designed to overhaul federal regulation…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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