Owning Your Chemical Footprint
How do you see the forest and the trees at the same time?
EHS professionals are getting tired of having to choose whose needs and what requirements get met. Employees require immediate access to specific chemical hazard information (e.g. SDSs), and an easy way to create labels or track chemical containers. At the same time, you need a chemical management system that streamlines GHS compliance across jurisdictions, lets you quickly see the chemical footprint of your enterprise in real time, and gives you the ability to block chemicals at the ingredient level from entering your facilities.
Unfortunately, with each facility or department acting as its own procurement office, there are just too many variables to control. Without a flexible system, trying to standardize chemical practices across operations, or moving toward environmentally responsible products via chemical substitution can feel like impossible tasks. Safety data sheets go missing. No one has an updated chemical inventory. And trying to track down the quantities of chemicals to cross reference ingredients against local, state, federal and international standards is a nightmare. It’s risk escalation at its worst.
Managing chemicals manually with paper binder and spread-sheet systems, or working with an electronic solution that requires your people to do more work than necessary, can actually make your job harder and move you away from compliance. Time spent tracking down missing safety data sheets, or inventorying chemicals in one place with pen and paper and entering the information a second time into a system back at a desks so it can be accessed by others, is wasted time. There is an easier way.
The Simple Solution
The Chemical Management product of the VelocityEHS Platform helps to ensure that every employee has access to the critical lifesaving chemical hazard information they need to work safely and efficiently. The thoughtful design of the solution makes it easy to use and simplifies complex chemical inventory management tasks. It gives you the control you need to account for every chemical, at every location — down to the specific container in a specific storage location if necessary.
Accessible via the cloud from a desktop or any mobile device connected to the internet, you can rest assured that your safety data sheets are up-to-date and available to your people. You can get real-time chemical inventory information to know if you’ve reached the reporting threshold for EPCRA or other substance control lists. And you can get a local or global view of your organization’s hazardous chemical footprint so you can make informed decisions about compliance, workplace safety and potentially safer chemical alternatives.
Our solution is powered by MSDSonline, the recognized leader in chemical management. You get access to the industry's best safety data sheet library, with millions of documents and over 20,000 new or updated SDSs added each week; powerful container management tools that make it possible to track containers across facilities using system generated labels that can be scanned with proprietary mobile scanner app; and an easy to use cross referencing engine that can provide critical insight into your local, federal and international regulatory responsibilities.
For an extra layer of security, chemical inventory information can be shared directly with first responders, so that they have real-time access to the information that will allow them to prepare and respond appropriately to incidents at your facilities.