chemical information management Articles

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management

    Introduction The costs of managing chemicals are far more than just the product price, but the life-cycle management of chemicals can be optimized to cut these peripheral costs. By adopting best practices, the chemical management process is more integrated into the business process, becoming a strategic advantage to the organization, raising efficiency on a number of fronts, decreasing legal ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Hazard material information management and regulatory compliance

    Prior to the 1970s, legislative acts addressing hazardous chemicals were few in number and specific to a handful of topics. The Refuse Act of 1899 was often ignored and rarely enforced, and the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 was exclusive to radioactive material. When it came to workplace and community safety involving the handling, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous materials, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Leveraging Chemical Data to Manage Risk

    Even if chemicals aren’t central to your business, their hazards are likely pervasive across your supply chain. In fact, chemicals are one of the primary drivers of environmental, health and safety risk in virtually every organization. Both EPA and OSHA provide regulatory guidance based on the types and quantities of chemicals present at your facility. The Department of Transportation and ...

  • Integrating MSDS with chemical inventory management

    In June 2011, Lab Manager Magazine, along with ChemSW Inc. and 3E Company, hosted a “Product Showcase” webinar on “How to Seamlessly Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory Management.” An expert from each company gave a brief presentation on inventory and data management challenges and best practices for implementing an integrated Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • 2011 Predictions for U.S. Chemicals Management

    The trends established by the Obama administration will continue despite the Congressional midterm elections in November, says Lynn L. Bergeson. The elections’ impact, notably the new Republican majority in the House and the razor thin Democratic majority in the Senate, will nonetheless have an important, but uncertain impact on the US Environmental Protection Agency. Early indications are ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Managing compliance: Understanding the basics of chemical emergency response management

    A stellar record of safety and compliance in demanding fields such as chemical emergency response is not easily obtained or managed. Successful programs are strategically developed, well defined, data-driven, process oriented, tactically deployed, implemented at all levels of the organization, well funded, routinely audited and revised and facilitated by experienced and dedicated professionals. ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Software keeps EPA workers informed about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Hosted services tapped to manage data on chemicals

    An emerging class of hosted services is designed to make it easier for manufacturing companies to manage the material safety data sheets (MSDS) required for each of the chemicals used in their products. Last week, 3E Co., a Carlsbad, Calif.-based provider of Web-based chemical management services, launched Version 2.0 of its 3E Online offering. The upgraded service allows users to more quickly ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Shell Chemicals Streamsline Environmental Management with opsEnvironmental

    The Company Shell Chemicals, a part of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group, is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, with a multi-billion dollar annual turnover. Shell Chemicals employees carry out operations in 37 countries and four continents. The company produces the petrochemical building blocks used in everything from cars to computers. The Challenge New certifi ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Environmental data management support for a chemical site

    Client: Ford Consulting Ltd Location: Lancashire, UK Services: Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical Information Systems Issue: Support for data migration and environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided data migration and environmental data management solutions ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site

    Project: Environmental Data Management Support for a Chemical Site Client: Ford Consulting Ltd Location: Lancashire, UK Services: Groundwater and Environmental Data Management, Geographical Information Systems - Support for data migration and environmental data management system Summary: ESI provided data migration ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EPA uses Actio software to inform workers about chemical risks

    The Environmental Protection Agency is deploying chemical management software to keep employees informed about the risks associated with various hazardous materials. EPA employees often come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the course of their work. For example, in the EPA's Region 5, employees oversee the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Facility safety management - MC Technologies spurs innovation in hazardous chemical management

    Hazard Controls for Chemical Use Just MSDSs Are Not Enough to Protect Workers More than 20 years after the Employee Right to Know Act gave new rights to employees who work in facilities that store hazardous chemicals, individuals in the workplace are still being critically injured, still being diagnosed with terminal illness, and still dying from exposure to hazardous chemicals. ...

  • Managing compliance: Declassified confidential business information: is your product next?

    How will EPA’s more stringent policy for the review and submission of confidential business information impact your company? Nearly 2 years have passed since EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that the agency would be increasing transparency and giving the general public more access to information about chemicals. This announcement was a part of a set of core principals that the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • Sustainable Development and the Importance of Chemicals Management in the 21st Century: An Overview

    A&WMA’s international specialty conference Sustainable Development and the Importance of Chemicals Management in the 21st Century, which was held December 7–9, 2004, in Ottawa, Ontario, focused on both the positive and negative aspects of managing chemicals from the points of view of human health, the environment, and industry. This issue of EM includes three of the papers presented at the ...

  • Enhancing chemical management within the framework of existing TSCA regulations

    Since its promulgation in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which is administered by EPA, has focused on human health and the environment, with the overarching goals of evaluating risks and assessing human health and environmental effects before a chemical is introduced into commerce. In May 2010, EPA added 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 facilities to the Envirofacts database, which is ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Quaker Chemical Case Study - Raw Material MSDS Management

    Quaker Chemical Corporation, with revenues of $450 million, is a leading global provider of process chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries — including steel, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, coatings, and construction materials. As Quaker continues to expand worldwide, their existing outsourced material safety data sheet ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Managing data quality: What does your chemical result mean?

    What does your chemical result mean? How does one result relate to another result taken 3 months earlier? Were the analytical methods the same?  Were the sampling procedures the same? Are these questions that you can answer?Quality assurance provides a history for every piece of data, enabling validation and traceability of your data. Quality assurance of data should be a prime concern of every ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • RC-14001: The Chemical Industry`s New Environmental Management System

    Responsible Care®-14001 (RC®-14001) gives chemical companies a powerful new tool to improve their environmental performance. Formally adopted in 2002, this environmental management system (EMS), was created jointly by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). RC®-14001 lets companies become certified simultaneously by RAB-accredited registrars to both the ...


    By AECOM

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