chemical inventory management Articles

  • 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

  • Weathering and Staying Ahead of the Storm of EHS&S Compliance Changes Through Digital Transformation

    The “weather” outside can be frightful when it comes to Environmental Performance. Year after year, local and federal governments, clients and organizations themselves demand more and more emissions and Chemical ...


    By Sphera

  • Survey says: Material safety data sheet (MSDS)

    A good system for chemical management begins with a complete inventory of the laboratory's chemicals and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) collection for those materials. A little more than 18 months ago, an entirely preventable tragedy occurred when a UCLA research assistant was burned over 43 percent of her body and died 18 days later in a hospital burn unit. While using a plastic syringe to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Environmental/Safety Management: Dissecting an OSHA Inspection

    Understanding OSHA inspections can help utilities prepare, preventing fines and penalties associated with non-compliance. While catastrophes and fatal accidents are obvious inspection triggers, almost half of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Admini- stration) visitations are complaint-driven. Therefore, the best way to avoid an inspection—and potential fines and penalties—is to eliminate ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • H.B. Fuller’s Global Regulatory and EH&S ‘Count On’ ESS Software

    As an early adopter of standardized Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) policies and practices, H.B. Fuller Company, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemical products, is now working to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance worldwide while operating under requirements that are often tighter than what the laws require. Fuller formed an EHS group in 1991, to ensure that ...


    By IHS Markit

  • HazCom Compliance: A critical component of a comprehensive SH&E compliance program

    Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) compliance has evolved significantly as: - it has become a part of a broader SH&E and supply chain compliance, effort; - the MSDS has evolved into a clearinghouse document for rege-lated material data that exceeds the scope of workplace safety; - technology has progressed rapid¬ly, providing automated solutions to collect, access, store, refresh ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Estimating Potential EH&S Benefits

    Gaining acceptance and funding for implementing an Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) within an organization often depends on whether the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) department has a “seat at the table.” If EH&S does not have a “seat at the table,” as is the case in many, many organizations, conducting an accurate and accountable estimate of potential system benefits ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Duke Energy’s e-TRAC system achieves strategic EHS compliance and safety incident management goals

    Duke Energy, which is poised to become the largest utility in the United States1, is widely recognized as a leader in addressing a broad array of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and sustainability challenges. One major step in delivering on the company’s strategic vision for EHS management excellence began in 2007 when Duke Energy identified four objectives as key to its ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Managing compliance: Spotlight on MSDS and labels

    The world of chemical regulatory compliance is growing in complexity. For organizations evaluating, producing, storing, using or transporting products that contain regulated materials, accessing and understanding the information necessary to maintain the highest levels of compliance is no small or simple task. As product sourcing and formulations proliferate and organizations expand into new ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • More than penalty avoidance - the role of the MSDS throughout the supply chain

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance programs are typically geared toward delivering continuous improvement in performance and/or reducing risk. Companies that want to deliver sustainable ongoing improvements in compliance associated with handling chemicals are best advised to take a full-lifecycle approach to understanding and managing chemical product compliance across the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • MSDS evolution: from document to data to globalization

    OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was first adopted in 1983 for the manufacturing sector. In 1987, the agency expanded the scope of coverage to include all industries where employees are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals. The catalyst for HCS was the powerful Right-to-Know (RTK) movement that gained momentum in the late 1970s, first at the state level, as it forged ahead to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Volvo Trucks North America achieves goals for major reductions of air emissions and water use

    Volvo Trucks - North America maintains a strong commitment to its core value of environmental care, as well as responsible corporate citizenship by limiting its environmental impact on the community surrounding its Dublin, Virginia facility. In 2003 and 2004, Volvo continued that tradition of corporate responsibility by launching several ambitious initiatives that significantly reduced air and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Case Study - Northwest Airlines

    Prior to Northwest Airlines (NWA) acquisition by Delta Airlines, E2 was contracted to develop a solution design for management of a wide variety of environmental information. Functional requirements considered in the strategic plan and solution design were: Compliance management / Task Tracking Forms Management Key Performance Indicators (KPI) / Metric Roll-Up Facilities ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Case Study - Hawaiian Electric Company

    Providing support to power plants, electrical sub-stations and base yards across the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) Environmental department had a goal to replace their current manual methods of data collection and reporting with a software solution to help streamline environmental related reporting across the company. In 2005/6 E2 was retained to develop a corporate ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • US red river army depot’s hazardous materials management system (HMMS) achieves stellar record with state agency

    The United States Army’s Red River Army Depot (RRAD), located in the northeast corner of Texas, is a 600,000 square foot production complex located on more than 18,000 acres of land among 1,400 buildings. It serves as an ammunition depot storage site and maintenance facility for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Multiple Launch Rocket System, and combat tactical wheeled vehicles. In addition, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Accurate MSDSs and HazMat Inventory Improve Compliance

    In the HazMat world today, most large organizations follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. It is a process that tilts the compliance board in advantage of the bigger players. The challenge today for organizations is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory so they can stay in compliance and avoid the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Sunoco`S Ecat system uses ESS software to drive title V compliance accountability and efficiency

    'Managing compliance is a part of everybody's job,' said Patti Johnston, Sunoco's Manager of Health, Environment, Safety and Medical Systems. 'It's simply a requirement of doing business.' Johnston is the project manager for eCAT – the electronic Compliance Assurance Tool that's helping Sunoco stay on track with Title V compliance. The software that powers Sunoco's eCAT system is Essential ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Halliburton`s streamlined chemical tracking process cuts costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars

    Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the oil and gas industry, with more than 100,000 employees located at facilities in more than 120 countries. According to Halliburton's 2004 Corporate Sustainability Report, 'The company maintains Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) as a core value and provides support on HSE matters as they relate to our business ...


    By IHS Markit

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Best Practices for Chemical Management for Cost Savings, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Responsibility

    If you ask industrial and laboratory operations managers about their biggest challenges, the answers you'll hear most often relate to environmental regulations and the management of chemicals. And the concern permeates the whole organization as well -- according to Accenture and the Conference Board, over one third of 500 top US CEO's named chemical-related Environmental Health ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

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