Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 23:33:39 +0800
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From: =?big5?q?jao-jia horng?= <horngjj**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Chemical and Biological Inventory Hazard Analysis
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National Yulin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

We are working on converting and establish some chemical database, including the existing database in NOAA's Reactivity Sheet and EPA's ALOHA, into our use for assessing the chemical hazard in HAZMAT incident.  Could Prof. Rappaport's database be used on industrial production plants or for laboratories only?  In Taiwan, we also participated in an effort to set up chemical database for school's labs by bar codes (by the Minstry of Education).  There will be a big push on the bar code manegement system for chemicals in the school system (high schools and universities) for next couple years.  However, some chemicals had not put bar code on their bottles.  Did Prof. Rappaport or Ms. Maggie Souder consider bar codes into their system?   I would be like to know more in the future.
Thanks.

Jao-Jia Horng, Asso. Prof.
Dept of Safety, Health, and Environ. Engr.
National Yulin University of Sci. Tech.
Director, Middle Region, Emergency Response Information Center (by Taiwan EPA and University)

jj-es  wrote:


> Univ. of CA, Riverside and Univ. of CA, Irvine are working together to
> include chemical hazard data in our chemical inventories and are very
> interested in a database including this information.
>
>
>
> Some classification information was gathered from existing lists (e.g.,
> regulatory agency data/lists, etc.) and the company doing our on-line
> inventory management has written script to aid us in manual data mining
from
> MSDSs (flash point, pH, toxicity data, etc.). Currently we have students
> performing the data mining.
>
>
>
> Our efforts to classify our inventoried chemicals from regulatory agency
> lists were disappointing since many regulatory databases have short lists
> compared to what is found in a research institution. Our own old,
in-house
> classifications (from previous inventory management systems) were
considered
> unreliable due to the probably inconsistent, undocumented decision-making
> methods used years ago.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Maggie
>
>
>
> Maggie Souder
>
> Environmental/HazMat Specialist
>
> University of California, Riverside
>
> Environmental Health & Safety
>
> Riverside, CA 92521-0306
>
> www.ehs.ucr.edu
>
> (909) 827-6303
>
> (909) 827-5122 - FAX
>
> NOTE: Phone prefixes have changed to 827-
>
> NOTE: On July 17, 04, the area code will change to (951).
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>
> From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU]On
> Behalf Of Jay Rappaport
>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 11:30 AM
>
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
>
> Subject: Chemical and Biological Inventory Hazard Analysis
>
>
>
>
>
> I would like to know what environmental health and safety departments
> elsewhere have in the way of chemical and biological inventory analysis
> software. We are developing an application for Temple University that
> analyzes inventories for hazardous chemicals based on various hazardous
> chemical lists, in addition to the NFPA data, peroxide formers, chemicals
> listed by the drug enforcement agency and performs EPCRA analysis for EPA
> reporting. Based on this information, chemical and biological inventories
> can be analyzed by safety personnel and transmitted to emergency
responders
> as needed. Is this something other organizations need as well?
>
>
>
> Jay Rappaport, Ph.D.
>
> Professor and Temple University IBC Chair
>



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