A hazardous Chemicals Register is a list of hazardous chemicals in a particular workplace, accompanied by the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for each of those chemicals. Registers should be readily accessible to workers involved in using, handling or storing hazardous chemicals and to anyone else who is likely to be affected by a hazardous chemical at the workplace. They must be updated as new hazardous chemicals are introduced to the workplace or when the use of a particular hazardous chemical is discontinued.
The new Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) sets guidelines for the safe production, transport, handling, use and disposal of hazardous materials. Developed by the United Nations, it’s seen as a way to bring into agreement the chemical regulations and standards of different countries. The myosh Chemical Register meets the requirements in terms of the GHS. It’s important to ensure that the accompanying SDS which is uploaded, also meets these requirements.
Upload and store SDS
Record the SDS expiry date and create an action when the SDS should be updated using the link to the myosh Actions Module
Record the Chemical Classification in terms of CAS No.; UN Number and hazards
Carry out a Risk Assessment on the Chemicals listed in the register
Indicate where in the company it is used and the quantities used
Health surveillance required for persons handling the chemical, PPE to be worn and other safety measures
Clone the chemical record
Archiving chemical information
A Search function rapidly finds information on a specific chemical