From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory Platform - On Site
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:20:46 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Hello Stephen,


As an end-user, I absolutely HATE it.  I have found this system to be more difficult to use than any software, including instrumentation software, I have ever used.  It is not intuitive or user-friendly.  Now, this may be due to the way my institution has it set up.  But, for inventory, I cannot even upload Excel files.  I am told that they blocked this from us because of too many errors with spaces before or after field entries and such causing incorrect uploads.  So, everything has to be typed EXACTLY the same to come up properly, even though it is supposedly CAS # driven.  Also, we do not use the system for SDS and still use ChemGold as our SDS system.  However, I have cut it back even further for my department by adding them to my MSAccess custom inventory system.


Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan - Flint


From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Stephen Beaton
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:50 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory Platform - On Site


Hello all,


Does anyone on the list use "Environmental Health and Safety Assistant" by On Site Systems, particularly with respect to chemical inventories and SDSs?


I would appreciate feedback on the features and functionality of the platform as well as any "lessons learned" or obstacles encountered through the implementation process.


Thank you in advance,



Stephen Beaton MSc, CHO, CRSP

Chemical Safety Manager


Environmental Health and Safety Office




1391 Seymour St., PO Box 15000 Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R2 Canada




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