MSDS MGT: What’s in Your Chemicals?

What’s in your chemicals? It’s a simple question, yet one most users of hazardous chemicals can’t easily answer.

If you don’t know what’s in your chemicals, how can you be sure you’re taking the necessary steps to keep your employees safe?

How can you be sure you’re compliant with all of the local, state, federal and international regulations with jurisdiction over your facility or business?

And when you hear ‘chemical’, are you only thinking about pure chemical substances and compounds like mercury and salt — or — are you also correctly including all of your products and blends that are comprised of chemicals?

For instance, paint is notorious for having blends of dozens of chemicals.

Chemical management has never been more important to the health of your employees or your company. Today that means understanding the toxic nature of your chemical and product inventory at the ingredient level. If not properly understood, every chemical or chemical blend in your inventory has the potential to create safety and compliance issues.

Luckily, there is an easy way to answer these questions.

Today’s best cloud based MSDS and chemical management systems mash up technology, ingredient indexing and regulatory compliance in a way that makes understanding, and reporting on, your chemical environment easy and affordable.

For instance, MSDSonline’s HQ RegXR product takes the industry’s best MSDS management platform — with access to the leading online safety data sheet database, containing millions of documents — and adds to it a powerful cross referencing engine and reporting tool that checks chemicals at the ingredient level against numerous federal, state and global regulatory lists.

MSDSonline currently has over 250,000 CAS#’s indexed against the most critical regulatory lists, including:

  • California Hazardous Substance List
  • California Prop 65
  • Canada National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
  • CERCLA Priority List of Hazardous Substances
  • DHS Chemicals of Interest
  • EPA List of Regulated Toxic Substances and Threshold Quantities for Accidental Release Prevention
  • EPCRA Sections 302(c) and 313
  • European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
  • REACH Annex XVII, First Annex XIV, Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorisation, and List of Registered Phase-in Substances
  • Plus dozens of other state and federal lists

When an ingredient in your inventory matches up with one of our lists, that chemical is flagged. It’s just one more way MSDSonline is focused on helping our customers meet the changing demands of regulatory compliance.