ChemADVISOR is the industry leader in international chemical regulatory compliance, offering a variety of database products, training programs and consulting services for chemical materials on a global basis. Our staff tracks chemical regulations in over 115 countries and we have performed hazard evaluations and written Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for over 300,000 substances and mixtures covering a wide spectrum of industries, languages and hazards. Throughout our history we have strived to be an indispensable source of Environmental, Health, Safety and Transportation information for our customers and for our business partners and we will continue focusing on this goal even as the regulatory and technology landscape changes.
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- Business Type:
- Software vendor
- Industry Type:
- Environmental Regulations and Compliance
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
1986 – Regulatory Resources (later ChemADVISOR) founded
1988 – LOLI Database developed
1990 -- Company headquarters moved to Pittsburgh, PA; Company name changed to ChemADVISOR
1994 -- ChemSDS+ software developed
2000 – LOLI-On-Line developed
2001 – Transportation Advisor developed
2004 – ChemADVISOR Europe, sprl opened in Brussels, Belgium
2004 – Initial LOLI-SAP Solution go live
2004 – ChemADVISOR headquarters moves into Stone Quarry Crossing
2006 – SAP Expert Rules and Templates released
2008 – REACH Products and Services offered
2008 – Acquired OHS
The OHS Pure Substance Database was introduced in 1984
2010 – LOLI Database grows to over 3000 lists from 100 countries
2011 – ChemADVISOR Online developed
2012 – ChemADVISOR offers GCRRs
2013 – ChemADVISOR develops the EHS-AT (Environmental, Health and Safety Authoring Tools)
2014 – ChemADVISOR releases LOLI-SAP V.3
2015 – ChemADVISOR releases the mobile app: ChemADVISOR Chemical Inventory Search for iPhone and Android
ChemADVISOR was founded in 1986 by Patricia Dsida, a toxicologist and regulatory affairs expert, under the name Regulatory Resources. From those humble beginning the company has grown into the industry leader in international chemical regulatory compliance, offering a variety of database products, training programs and consulting services for handling hazardous materials on a global bassis. Our staff tracks chemical regulations in over 100 countries and we have performed hazard evaluations and written Safety Data Sheets for over 100,000 substances and mixtures covering a wide spectrum of industries, languages and hazards. Throughout our history we have strived to be an indispensable source of Enivornmental, Health, Safety and Transportation information for our customers and for our business partners and we will continue focusing on this goal even as the regulatory and technology landscape changes.
The LOLI (List Of LIsts) Database contains 5,347 regulatory lists from 119 countries around the world, including environmental, health and safety, international, inventories, and reference material necessary for Safety Data Sheet (SDS) preparation. ChemADVISOR Online and LOLI in the Cloud are updated on a weekly basis and subscribers to the LOLI Database receive quarterly updates in Microsoft’s SQL database format.
ChemADVISOR provides several software interfaces for the database including:
For customers who need regulatory data integrated with existing applications, we offer the LOLI Database as a data feed. The download comes with a full table mapping and description and is available in multiple formats.
Keeping up with the ever-changing global hazard communication requirements is a continuing challenge for EHS&T professionals. How do you ensure you have the required formats, classification rules, translated phrases and regulatory data needed to do business around the world?
We can help you meet this challenge with ChemADVISOR’s EHS Authoring Tool (EHS-AT) – authoring software designed by SDS Authors for SDS Authors! This full featured and flexible application combines templates, rules and data to provide a comprehensive solution to your authoring needs!
Templates are included for the US (OSHA-GHS) and the EU (CLP). All templates contain the appropriate rules and layouts to create GHS compliant SDSs and label statements. The powerful GHS classification engine is based upon the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (Purple Book) and incorporates country and region specific classification requirements.
Other templates are available, including ones for Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and Russia. EHS-AT allows you to create and modify templates, no need to hire a consultant or wait for internal IT resources.
An industry-standard English language phrase library is included. ChemADVISOR offers a number of optional phrase libraries, such as Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Russian, among many others.
ChemADVISOR delivers EHS-AT through the Cloud. No need to go through the time and effort of another software implementation! Let us take care of maintaining and updating the software for you. We will also apply LOLI and Transportation updates on a weekly basis. ChemADVISOR will provide you with secure access to your hosted location, then you can begin authoring almost immediately.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a demonstration!
Are you a manufacturer, distributor, importer, or exporter of chemical substances or mixtures?
Are you planning to expand your business into new markets, but are not yet familiar with the regulatory requirements of those new markets? Or do you need to stay current with regulation in a country you already do business in?
Do you lack the resources to read regulations in the native language or to gather and consolidate requirements from a range of legal sources?
When placing products in new markets or complying with regulatory changes for existing products, you need access to the regulatory requirements that will affect your business.
ChemADVISOR has summarized the main chemical regulatory requirements for countries that are relevant to your business and created the Global Chemical Regulatory Reports (GCRRs) to provide solutions for your company. These reports cover the regulatory requirements of today’s largest and most important economies.
Our reports begin with a background section that introduces you to the legislative framework within each country or region, the main bodies in charge of legislation related to chemical regulation and links you to the gazette or register published by the country or region.
The executive summary included in each report is a consolidation of the content, providing an overview of the main requirements for placing chemicals on the specific market.
The body of the report is comprised of content covering, where applicable:
- Inventories, and requirements pertaining to them;
- Registration and notification requirements for the substances in chemical products or specific product types (biocides, plant protection products, medical products and veterinary products;
- Permits and licenses for the products or substances;
- Restrictions or prohibitions on use or import of certain substances;
- Hazard communication including any requirements for Safety Data Sheets, classification, labeling, and packaging requirements;
- Occupational Exposure Limits.
The GCRRs also provide a preview of what is to come regarding new regulations, or amendments to existing chemical regulations. The GCRRs are updated every six months, and any updates to the reports (since the previous version) are summarized in a Summary of Changes table before the content, and denoted in the text itself.
If you need coverage of additional content, ChemADVISOR can develop customized GCRRs upon your request, including assessing requirements for a specific substance, or product type.
We have generated 43 reports to date:
ChemADVISOR is offering a free web demonstration of LOLI-SAP. If you would like to schedule a demo, please email us at email@example.com.
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ChemADVISOR can assist clients with TSCA compliance and TSCA-related customer service:
- By providing training
- By identifying applicable requirements, determining what actions need to be taken to comply with those requirements, and assisting in taking the necessary actions
- By facilitating communications with the U.S. EPA and with the client's customers.
Our services include, but are not limited to the following.
Standard courses offered four times per year on an open-enrollment basis, or onsite at clients' facilities on dates to be mutually agreed upon between clients and ChemADVISOR customized training focused on particular requirements or targeted to particular audiences
Inventory Status Determinations
For substances, purchased raw materials, or formulated products
Regulatory Status Determinations
For substances, purchased raw materials, or formulated products
Section 5 Notices
Determinations of eligibility for exemptions
Participation in Prenotice Communications with EPA
Review of PMNs, SNUNs, and exemption applications
Preparation of PMNs, SNUNs, and exemption applications, including joint submissions
Tracking notices through EPA's review process
Negotiation of Consent Orders
Facilitating communications with customers
Completion of customers' regulatory questionnaires
What is Market Readiness?
Market readiness is the process of ensuring that a product is ready, and compliant, for sale in a given market. It can also be referred to as Salability. In evaluating a product’s market readiness, we examine a scope including:
- Hazard Communication
- Substance Registration/Notification
- Product Registration/Notification
- Product Use Specific Requirements
- Identification of Applicable Regulations
ChemADVISOR Services in Support of Market Readiness
ChemADVISOR’s team of experts monitors regulations around the world. Our global expertise is primed to evaluate products (or potential products) for sale between regulated countries. Our experts can not only identify chemicals that are regulated, but further interpret how regulations may (or may not) affect our customer’s attempts to push product to market.
As part of a market readiness assessment, regulatory experts will complete a product review that involves evaluation of the product (and substances within the product) to identify regulatory requirements for legal sale for industrial or consumer applications. The product review will be the first step toward full compliance. The review will summarize the current regulatory status, as applies to your unique situation, identify any gaps that need to be addressed, and steps needed before your material can be declared “Market Ready.”