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What is a ChemAlert Research Report?
Not all manufacturers have the resources or expertise available to issue comprehensive, legislatively compliant SDS’s for the products they manufacture. ChemAlert Research Reports are independently researched documents which provide additional information for products used on site, ensuring that maximum knowledge is available throughout the workplace when working with potentially hazardous or dangerous chemicals.
Our highly knowledgeable RMT team will support you to manage all aspects of your chemical footprint, from getting set up on Chemalert to advising on chemical use, safety and compliance and options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ChemAlert library?
ChemAlert has a library with hundreds of thousands of the most up-to-date manufacturer Safety Data Sheets.
Access to the full library of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) immediately commences with the subscription license. This ensures compliance with the regulations to provide SDS access to all employees that are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals.
If a client requires an SDS that is not already there, we can add this to the library, usually within 24 hours of request.
RMT maintains and updates this SDS library. The SDS date is displayed in red text in the ChemAlert Stock Management module. If the SDS is out of date, this is also recorded along with any known reasons.
Users can search the library to find specific SDS’s and their current validity.
How do I add a product to ChemAlert?
To add a new chemical product to the ChemAlert Library, simply email the manufacturer’s SDS through to ChemAlert Support. You will receive an automated email with a ticket number to quote if you have any queries regarding the request. Alternatively, you can submit the SDS via ChemAlert’s Request module.
For more information on how to do this, please contact our Support team on +61 (0)8 9322 1711
Many organisations have internal procedures in place for the approval of new chemicals. Check internally with a supervisor or health and safety team to ensure you comply with your organisational processes.
How much does it cost to add a product to ChemAlert?
As part of your ChemAlert subscription you receive a defined number of free new Research Report additions per year. To check how many free additions you have left and any fees thereafter applicable, please contact your Account Manager, ChemAlert Support. or phone +61 (0)8 9322 1711.
What is ChemAlert's SDS updating procedure?
Once an SDS is in the ChemAlert Library, RMT will take all reasonable measures to ensure that its currency is maintained. Each updated SDS is reviewed and validated by our qualified scientific team.
There are five ways we ensure the ChemAlert Library is the most current and up-to-date library of Safety Data Sheets in market:
- We automate the acquisition of updated Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) from the suppliers that publish them on their website.
- Any SDS nearing five years since last review is identified. Our dedicated team of SDS Administrators will then attempt to source an updated SDS directly from the manufacturer by email or phone. If the manufacturer does not yet have an update, they will be asked to proactively notify RMT when it is available.
- We have a strong relationship with many suppliers who proactively send us their Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and value the independent review of our RMT scientists perform, advising them on improvements to the Safety Data Sheet.
- We author SDSs on behalf of thousands of manufacturers and in the process of updating their SDS documents, ChemAlert users get instant updates.
- Client feedback. If you receive an SDS that is more current than the one on ChemAlert, please forward it to our Support team by email or through the UPLOAD functionality in ChemAlert on the Product Details screen (Reports/Labels > Manufacturer SDS > Enquiry).
Will ChemAlert tell me when an SDS is updated?
Yes. A notification of an update to an SDS or a significant product classification change will be displayed on your ChemAlert home screen. You can also receive a notification email of any changes.
You can modify your Interest Profile rules for notifications through the User Preferences page or via the Stock Location Properties page.
What do the ChemAlert Colour Ratings mean?
The ChemAlert Colour Rating system provides you with a visual indication of the hazard level a chemical represents for normal use.
Green rated chemicals pose a Low level of hazard for normal use
Amber rated chemicals pose a Moderate level of hazard for normal use
Red rated chemicals pose a High level of hazard for normal use.
In ChemAlert, click on the Colour Rating to display a detailed Colour Rating Guide.
How are the ChemAlert Colour Ratings determined?
SDS’s are assessed independently by our team of Scientists. Each product is evaluated against parameters such as chemical ingredients, product form, potential routes of exposure, toxicity and chemical properties in order to assign an appropriate colour rating to the ChemAlert report.
The following criteria is considered when identifying the colour ratings:
- Chemical ingredients
- Product form (ie. solid, liquid, or gas);
- Product use and nature of application (ie. paint, spray, brush or roller applied)
- Potential route of exposure (ie. eye, respiratory, skin absorption, ingestion)
- Inherent toxicity of chemical ingredients (ie. physiological effects – acute and chronic, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, reproductive effects – Additive and Synergistic effects are also taken into account)
- Irritancy and corrosive nature (ie. mild irritation versus corrosive damage, reversible or irreversible)
- Dose – Response (ie. concentration required to cause a toxic response – LD50; LCLo; TC50; TCLo, etc)
- Exposure Standard (ie. Time Weighted Average – TLV; STEL; IDLH)
- Chemical reactivity (ie. spontaneously explosive, radioactive, etc)
- Flammability (ie. flammable, non-flammable, combustible)
- Legislative requirements and Storage and transport requirements (ie. Poison Schedule classification, Dangerous Goods classification, Hazardous Substances classification).
A scale is adopted for each of these criteria. The information is then considered as to the level of hazard the product presents with handling.
What is a Product Alert?
A Product Alert is a message from the Scientist who reviewed the Safety Data Sheet when it was added or updated on ChemAlert. Alerts are used to advise end users of potential issues with the SDS or explain significant discrepancies between the SDS and the ChemAlert Research Report.