hazardous materials database Articles

  • The SMEDIS database and validation exercise

    SMEDIS is an ongoing research project funded by the European Union under the Environment and Climate Research Programme for the period 1996-1999. The project is coordinated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE, UK) with two other main partners Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC, UK) and Electricite de France (EDF, France). Ten additional partners from across Europe are also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simplifying Safety, MC Technologies new approach to hazardous materials management

    From small offices to manufacturing facilities with hundreds of workers, every workplace must track how it uses and stores hazardous chemicals to protect its employees and the environment. Manufacturers of the materials create material safety data sheets, or MSDS, detailing the dangers, make-up and other pertinent information associated with a hazardous material found in a cleaner, solvent or ...

  • Case study - Celanese centralizes global hazard communications with The WERCS

    The Situation Celanese Corporation is a global producer of industrial chemicals, high-performance polymers and acetate fibers. The company has more than 9,000 employees with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Since 2000, Celanese has relied on The WERCS to provide material safety data sheet (MSDS) authoring and managing capabilities in North America. As Celanese expanded ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Tiny materials in countless products raise big questions for environment and health

    Nanotechnology opens a universe of possibilities — but also creates a world of unknowns. In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing — whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention or high-performance materials — have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials. Working at the ...


    By Ensia

  • Halliburton Case Study - Halliburton overcomes mission critical hazardous document distribution challenges

    Halliburton, one on the world’s largest providers of products and services to the petroleum and energy industries relies heavily on effective hazardous communications to process approximately 50,000 service orders a day in more than 100 countries. Global access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) is mission critical to Halliburton’s operations. Each service vehicle, before leaving for a work ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Compliance: Software Management Tools Ease the Burden of Hazardous Chemical Regulations

    While government regulations regarding hazardous chemicals are necessary, they can be burdensome. But, software management packages are available to help ease the pain. And, users say they also prove to be time and money savers. The regulations Occupational Safety & Health Administration's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency's SARA ...

  • Officials Reduce Chlorine Hazard After EIS Exercise Reveals Potential Danger to Ft. Lewis` Neighbors

    Untitled Document The Challenge: Recently, the LEPC used EIS to ...


    By IHS

  • Managing Low-level Radioisotopes as Part of a Company´s Total Lifecycle of Chemicals and Radioactive Materials

    Chiron Corporation is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies with businesses in biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and blood testing. In addition to manufacturing facilities, Chiron has an extensive research and development organization, which works with chemicals and radioactive materials. Under Federal, State and Local regulations, as well as corporate operating ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Akrochem Corporation Selects 3E’s MSDgen Authoring Software to Replace Commercial SDS System and Enable Rapid Development of Accurate and Compliant Hazard Communication Documentation

    Background As a leading provider of compounding materials and color concentrates, Akrochem Corporation is steadfastly committed to improving customer productivity. This includes safety and environmental regulatory compliance. The common thread between these three goals is safety data sheets (SDSs). Effective, compliant and up-to-date SDSs are not only a global requirement, but serve as ...


    By 3E Company

  • SciQuest Partners with Actio for Chemical Management Solution

    Untitled Document Actio to add regulatory reporting, increased chemical database capabilities to SciQuest's Chemical Manager ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • How to convert to the globally harmonized system of chemical classification

    The goal of GHS is to provide a consistent global framework for classifying and identifying chemical hazards. OSHA announced that it will be pursuing GHS. GHS -- the Globally Harmonized System of chemical classification and labeling -- is the next step in the march towards greening the manufacturing industry. Market leading companies are already positioned for GHS. GHS is a simple concept: ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Using live video for information sharing in emergency response work

    This paper presents findings from a design-oriented study focusing on emergency response work. Traditionally, Information Technology (IT) for emergency response work has included en route navigation advice, resource management, hazard material databases, property information repositories and situation reporting using sketching functionality. Now, a new class of IT has become available, namely ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rsh case study

    AN NHS Acute hospital in the UK implemented a hazardous waste material tracking solution from IMEC. The need to provide accurate and up-to-date knowledge about clinical waste disposal lead to the installation and implementation of Hazmat T&T. Any waste produced by the hospital is tracked down from the point of generation until it is removed by a waste disposal contractor. A comprehensive ...


  • Rsh case study

    AN NHS Acute hospital in the UK implemented a hazardous waste material tracking solution from IMEC. The need to provide accurate and up-to-date knowledge about clinical waste disposal lead to the installation and implementation of Hazmat T&T. Any waste produced by the hospital is tracked down from the point of generation until it is removed by a waste disposal contractor. A comprehensive ...


    By IMEC Technologies

  • New Jersey natural gas reduces risks and saves time managing waste disposal shipments

    New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) was founded more than 50 years ago and serves nearly half a million customers in four counties of The Garden State. The company has earned the public's trust through its strong service record and its commitment to full compliance with state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations. One of its ongoing challenges in this arena is the shipping and ...


    By IHS

  • A Citizen`s Guide to Chemical Dehalogenation

    What is chemical dehalogenation? Chemical dehalogenation is a chemical process to remove halogens (usually chlorine) from a chemical contaminant, rendering it less hazardous. Halogens are a class of chemical elements that include chlorine, bromine, iodine, and fluorine. Polychlorinated biphenyls are halogenated compounds that once were used in high voltage electrical transformers because they ...

  • Case Study - Brett Aggregates adopt MP5 for sustainability

    The Brett Group (http://www.brett.co.uk/) was established in the UK in 1909. Since that time Brett has evolved into a successful, established construction and building materials group - one of the largest independents in the UK. The business is structured into a number of divisions each being aligned with a product set – aggregates, concrete, construction, granite products, ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Preparing Spill Response

    Whether a company stores, uses, or transports hazardous materials (hazmat), there is always the potential for a chemical spill. And beyond regulatory requirements that all employees are trained to handle chemical spills, it is also the responsibility of an owner to keep employees safe when doing so. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about emergency response spills, as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Goodyear Streamlines Inbound MSDS Management: Advances Employee Safety; Reduces Costs

    Established in 1898, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is one the world’s largest producer of tires, hoses, belts and chemical and synthetic rubber. The company, which is headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has more than 80 manufacturing facilities in 28 countries. In addition to manufacturing, the company has more than 2,000 retail outlets allowing for global market penetration. As an industry ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Standing on the MACT Floor

    ABSTRACT Three MACT standards have impacted manufacturing operations at the Boeing Philadelphia site. These standards apply to Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework, Halogenated Solvent Cleaning, and Chromium Anodizing. In order to meet the requirements imposed by the standards, qualifications programs were established and conducted by the Materials and Process Engineering group to approve ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

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