From: Samuella Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory Platform - On Site
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:01:00 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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We use (M)SDS Online and here are a few things that I find particularly useful with having this system available:

  1. I can group SDSs by experiment, class, or room - this is very helpful.
  2. Because Student Health Services has access to the system, we don't have to necessarily send a paper copy of an SDS with the student for treatment.
  3. The SDS database is large and I can search for a specific concentration if I want this information.
We also maintain paper copies in the stockroom.


On 11/23/2018 7:40 AM, Stuart, Ralph wrote:
Does anyone on the list use ‰??Environmental Health and Safety Assistant‰?? by On Site Systems, particularly with respect to chemical inventories and SDSs?
I wonder what the added value of such a service is relative to using manufacturer's web sites on the Internet to find SDS's or PubChem to find GHS information on specific chemicals? With GHS now available, I'm not sure that institution-specific SDS collections are worth the administrative overhead they present.

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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