PITTSBURGH, December 7, 2016 - ChemADVISOR has developed a methodology and a mobile application that allows users to quickly estimate the relative regulatory burden of chemical substances. This application is aimed at non-regulatory experts who wish to consider regulatory burden as a decision support input. The mobile app projects the regulatory burden of a substance as a colored circle. The larger the area of the circle, the greater the regulatory burden associated with the substance. The color of the circle changes from green to yellow and then to red as the level of burden increases. Multiple chemical substances can be searched at the same time allowing users to compare substances.
A beta version of the mobile app is currently available by invitation in Apple and Android mobile formats. Please contact email@example.com to obtain access.
The methodology used in developing the app is available in a white paper. You can view it here.
This methodology can be adapted for use within your company’s chemical management and hazard communication tools. In addition to the mobile app, ChemADVISOR has future plans to make the metric available as a web service that can be integrated directly into other systems.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a demo.
By Martina Schneider
Recently, ChemADVISOR reported about the joint statement of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC) which described their efforts to improve the safe use of chemicals by introducing Industry Sector use maps.
Shortly thereafter, ECHA announced that the first use maps are now available in a 'use map' library on their website.
The use maps available cover the following:
- Adhesive and Sealant Industry (FEICA)
- Soap, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E.)
- Cosmetics and Personal Care Products (Cosmetic Europe)
Additional information on use maps can be found in our recently posted blog article - REACH-SECTOR USE MAPS: ECHA and Industry Collaboration as well as on the ECHA webpage: https://echa.europa.eu/csr-es-roadmap/use-maps/use-maps-library
We are happy to announce Brigitta Vincze, ChemADVISOR's HSE Regulatory Compliance Specialist, and her husband Renaud Liber welcomed baby Sofia Liber into the world! Congratulations Brigitta!
Zoe and Sofia Liber
Steve Schulte, ChemADVISOR’s Senior Dangerous Goods Specialist, recently attended the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Annual Conference and Board of Directors meeting in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Schulte is a member of the DGAC Board and is serving in the last year of a six-year term. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the DGAC Packaging Work Group.
The Annual Conference consisted of a regulatory update from PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration), an update regarding the status of papers submitted to the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the United Nations Committee on Globally Harmonized Classification and Labelling (GHS) and an update on China’s proposed rulemaking to adopt the excepted quantity and limited quantity provisions of the UN Model Regulations. The conference also provided updates with regards to the transport of dangerous goods by air and vessel.
Each year at its Annual Conference, the DGAC presents the George L. Wilson Award to an individual, organization or company that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of hazardous materials transportation safety.
This honor is awarded in memory of DGAC’s first President, George Wilson, who was recognized for his many contributions and life-long dedication to improving the safe transportation of hazardous materials. While any significant act or series of actions could qualify an individual or organization for consideration, the award is not intended as a means to recognize those who have merely served for many years in the hazmat community. A recipient’s past activities must have been characterized by performance well beyond the normal expectations of industry by significant contributions to the development and understanding of national and/or international regulations, promotion of improved and safer responses to hazmat incidents, advancement of public knowledge about hazardous materials transportation safety, or in some other way advancing the safe transportation of hazmat. This year’s recipient was Geoff Leach. Geoff was a past Chairman of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) as well as an employee of the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority. And, ChemADVISOR's Steve Schulte is a past recipient of this honor.
This year's George L. Wilson recipient, Geoff Leach, along with past George L. Wilson recipients Dave Sonnemann, Steve Schulte, and Mike Morrissette.