Using Technology to Simplify HazComJune 19, 2019
Attempting to comply with hazard communication requirements, inventorying chemicals, training employees, and obtaining and ensuring employee-access to safety data sheets (SDSs) is a daunting task, so when ASCIP reached out to Debbie Valentine, District Manager of Environmental Health & Safety for North Orange County Community College District to pilot an online resource designed to simplify the process, she welcomed the opportunity.
Initially, the tool seemed overwhelming because of its many features, but now Debbie says “I love it! It frees up my time to do other things. If there is a spill in chemistry, I can get quick access to the SDS and so can the site where the spill occurred.” The chemical information can also be sent directly to the doctor if needed. Debbie shares that “once I began really using MSDSonline, I discovered how valuable it is”.