Using the QuickStart Menu to Find, Edit and Update Chemical Inventory and Product (M)SDS data.
After you have logged in to EMS, the first thing that you should see is the default quick start menu that looks like this
: Here you are given various short cuts to help you use EMS.
The Quick Start Menu is segregated into five areas of access and operation. The three areas on the left are set up for specific operation functions as follows: P.I./Chemist Quick Start Menu Segment: Includes typical functions that a person handling chemicals would need to access the EMS software for, namely to review/update their own inventory, search for and/or order a chemical and request that a chemical be picked up for disposal. EH&S Quick Start Menu Segment: Designed to allow EH&S personnel to access and update information as well as to perform regulatory related functions. Facility Operations Quick Start Menu Segment: Allows facility personnel to manage incoming chemicals and process, store and dispose waste. The two areas on the right are designed for use by a cross-section of the organization to access and review EMS data as needed. Corporate – Facility: Designed for designated personnel to review corporate data functions Report Center: Designed to display user-specific reports that each different use may want to run repeatedly.
Place the mouse over any of the icons and click on the question mark that appears to open a help menu for that icon. Click on any of the icons to start that function. For example, click on the Chemical Inventory icon to view a list of chemical inventory records belonging to the user that is logged in.
Quick Start Menu Functions
Quickly access and view of logged user’s inventory on hand.
Search for one or multiple chemicals within the Facility, or place a new order.
Search for and reserve a chemical from the company’s chemical storage or surplus.
Search for and order a chemical from product supplier.
Manage the Chemical Approval Process
Manage Facility (Material) Safety Data Sheets
Manage the Green Chemical Alternatives Program
Process and record incoming chemicals
Deliver and Distribute incoming chemicals
Request for chemical(s) to be picked up for disposal
Pickup chemicals designated for waste disposal
Manage new waste recording and processing
Designate user-specific favorite reports & list of user-specific reports