3E Company, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of a new version of its Chemical Approval Module. The Module is available for use with 3E Online™ - MSDS, the Company’s award-winning Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) management system. The Module enables Chemical Approval managers to effectively manage and control what chemicals enter a given facility, by allowing them quick and easy access to directly relevant regulatory data for reference when deciding whether to approve or deny a product.
In addition, the Chemical Approval Module allows the Chemical Approval manager to review MSDSs and other product information to determine whether or not the product should be allowed on site. The Module also enables users to compare the product to more than 40 regulatory lists and custom CAS lists to determine reporting requirements and to forbid banned chemicals from entering each site. The enhanced Chemical Approval Module also features:
- Approval Forms – users can now attach their internal approval forms to an approval request.
- Improved Regulatory Impact Analysis – the ability to compare products pending approval against regulatory lists or custom lists, such as a Banned Chemical list. Chemical Approvers can use this information to determine the regulatory impact of adding that material. This advanced functionality streamlines the overall approval process.
- Conditional Approvals - enables users to limit the approval of a product. If a product is approved for use but only in specific quantities, the chemical approval manager can place a conditional approval on the product which will then alert the users to these conditions.
“Chemical Approval managers today face severe data access challenges relating to regulatory, substance, and product information when trying to prevent unwanted chemicals or hazardous products from being purchased and brought on site,” said Tamie Webber, Director of Product Management, 3E Company. “Our new Chemical Approval Module streamlines this process by helping Managers more effectively control their chemical inventory and reduce the number of unwanted chemicals and hazardous products being purchased and brought on site. As a result, risk and liability are reduced, workplace safety is increased and compliance is enhanced as companies are handling and managing their chemicals in conformance with environmental regulations and company policies. ”3E Online – Chemical Approval Module is available immediately as an optional enhancement to subscribers of 3E Online - MSDS Gold and 3E Online - MSDS Platinum. Pricing is based on an annual subscription and the number of products managed in the user's inventory.