Nearly 4.5 million Americans work in the US chemical industry, and this doesn’t even account for the bulk of those that work with hazardous materials. From lab workers to medical professionals, chemicals are a staple in many industries.
If your facility works with dangerous chemicals, OSHA regulations dictate that you need safety data sheets detailing each material. This can be a challenge, but digitization makes managing these documents easy. Read on to learn how these SDS tools can help.
1. Easy to Use
Every SDS has 11 required sections and 5 optional ones. This makes cataloguing a single chemical a challenging and time-consuming process. When you need to manually enter all of this information into format-free software, you can spend hours documenting one chemical.
Online-SDS management technology takes care of the formatting basics for you. It also stores existing information about chemicals that you can use in your sheets. This gives you more time to focus on your actual job rather than mundane details.
2. Fully Managed
Cloud-based SDS management is fully managed when you work with the right provider. Routine updates are commonplace and experts constantly work to ensure that your sheets meet changing OSHA requirements. You don’t need to go back and manually change things when there are rule alterations.
3. Saves Space and Time
OSHA regulations state that you need to have a copy of all SDSs on hand whenever employees are working. If you were to have print copies for each chemical, this would take up a lot of storage space. People would also need to sift through stacks upon stacks of paper to find one chemical.
Online-SDS management stores all of your files digitally to save space. Employees can also use search tools to find the files they need within seconds.
4. Cloud-Based Software Makes Backups Simple
Another potential peril of stacks of print documents is that some may be lost. This not only can pose a danger to your employees but also violates OSHA requirements. You could find yourself with hefty fines.
Cloud-based software can automate backups of your SDS on a recurring basis. They can’t be lost. If they are, the backup will still be accessible and you can re-download it onto your server at work.
5. Keep Employees Safe
The ultimate impact of online SDS is staff safety. People will always know where to search for chemical records. Since our software is accessible to authorized users on all devices, they can also view the sheets when outside of the workplace.
This will keep all employees informed 24/7 and provide them with a safer and more successful work environment.
Invest in Online SDS Tools Today
Now that you know why online SDS tools are essential for managing your safety protocols and inventory, it’s time to get started.
Contact us with any remaining questions that you have about Online-SDS management. We’re happy to help you with any pricing details that you may want to discuss.