Synergist Webinars are free, hour-long presentations on topics of importance to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety professionals.
Today's organizations operate in a complex and challenging environment that must be carefully managed and monitored to assure safety at all levels. This assurance starts with the building design and carries on through hazardous materials management, from receipt to storage to disposal. Because the regulatory requirements surrounding these issues are constantly changing, it can be a challenge for EH&S professionals to stay on top of new requirements. This webinar will examine recent changes to fire and building code regulations and what it takes to ensure compliance. Learning Outcomes: Recent changes to fire and building code regulations... More »
There are many things in the world that are based on redundancy. The human body itself has two eyes, two ears, two lungs. In this webinar, we will show how DualSense Technology in your gas detector gives you sensor redundancy and will show you why two is clearly safer than one. More »
From lubricants to solvents, from flammable materials to corrosives, many organizations handle and store a number of different chemicals. It’s not enough to ensure that you know where chemicals are, provide training and information about correct handling procedures, and ensure that chemicals are stored and disposed appropriately. It is also important to report to external agencies what chemicals are on site, the quantities of those chemicals, and how and where they are stored. The stakes are higher if those chemicals are hazardous materials. One critical challenge for many organizations is the gap between the laboratory that uses the ch... More »
At first glance chemical inventory management seems deceptively simple: You receive chemicals, store them, use them, and dispose the empty containers when you are done. Planning an Enterprise scale chemical inventory system reveals more complexities. There are many intricate inventory management processes to consider that involve optimizing inventory levels, logistics, replenishment, disposition and forecasting. Many organizations track their chemical inventory on paper, with a basic spreadsheet program, or use legacy in-house solutions. Unfortunately, these solutions don’t scale well (or at all), do not provide accurate information, or... More »
As most EHS managers know, compliance with regulations–such as OSHA, GHS, EPA, CDC, DHS, DEA, CEPA, HMIS and HCS to name just a few–require you to have a detailed understanding of the materials being used in your facility. Many of those regulations also have Chemicals of Interest Lists with very specific requirements about managing and reporting those chemicals if and when a certain threshold limit is reached. Because each of these regulations has different criteria, most EHS professionals create internal Regulatory Lists to track the requirements and provide regulatory reports. However, compliance with most of these regulations i... More »
From cleaner houses to new roads, AkzoNobel is behind the development of many of today’s most significant safe and smart products. To do so, they keep 500+ researchers busy on a wide variety of applications from polymers to surfactants. But accommodating such a variety comes with workflow and management challenges. One particular challenge for AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry division was managing the 10,000+ chemical containers used for research. Their previous methodology was no longer sustainable and had been hampering the lab’s ability to manage the chemicals, address safety regulations, and contain the associated costs. Ak... More »
This is the notes from the brainstorming session at the end of the Web Chat on Ebola with Dr. Thomas Fuller, Assistant Professor of Safety, Illinois State University. More »