Chicago (June 29, 2015) — MSDSonline, the leading producer of cloud-based environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions, is reminding facility and safety managers to file their Toxic Release Inventory Forms by July 1, 2015. Facilities with ten or more employees that use certain toxic chemicals in quantities above outlined threshold levels are required to report annually on the use, release and disposal of those chemicals.
The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is a reporting requirement under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To- Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) that gives the public access to information on chemical hazards in their community. It falls under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) – commonly known as SARA Title III – which was established to help local and state emergency agencies plan and prepare their responses to chemical threats in the community.
Facilities subject to this reporting requirement must submit a TRI Form (Form R) by July 1, 2015. The EPA feeds the information into a public database that community groups and first responders can access to learn about the specific toxic chemicals being used in local facilities, and the impact of those chemicals on the surrounding environment.
“TRI reporting is just one of the many regulatory hurdles we help customers overcome with our comprehensive tracking and regulatory cross referencing tools,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of MSDSonline. “A properly maintained safety data sheet library makes it easier to quickly and efficiently create a chemical inventory across several locations, and compare that information to the EPA’s lists and threshold reporting quantities. Our chemical management platform helps facilities report the most accurate information available to the EPA and surrounding communities.”
MSDSonline offers a suite of cloud-based solutions that help businesses identify, manage and reduce potential workplace and environmental hazards as part of their overall social responsibility and compliance programs. Leveraging the latest technologies, MSDSonline’s products and services reduce employee risk from the hazardous chemicals they interact with on a daily basis. Learn more about MSDSonline’s product offering and services at www.MSDSonline.com. For more information on EHS news and trends, visit the company’s blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog.
Facilities subject to this reporting requirement must use TRI-MEweb to submit TRI reporting forms to EPA. Visit http://www2.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program for more information about TRI reporting forms and requirements.