Chemical Management System
The Auto chemical management system Approach refers to a number of practical measures that enterprises can undertake on their own to improve their productivity, obtain cost savings and improve organizational procedures as well as workplace safety and environmental performance. Thus, this is a chemical management system tool for cost management, environmental and occupational hygiene management and organizational change. When these areas are adequately taken into consideration, a “triple win” can be achieved and a successful process of continuous improvement in the company can be established.
First, you can achieve cost savings through reduction and improved use of chemicals. Secondly, you can achieve organizational improvements as the implementation of chemical management system requires internal communication and set clear responsibilities. This leads to organizational benefits in the long run. Thirdly, your company can improve the situation regarding safe chemical handling and health. Being in line with international conventions and recommendations (such as ILO 170 on safe use of chemicals at work”) the implementation of the AUTO Chemical Management approach allows your company to strive for compliance with the respective national legal requirements. The structure of the approach also helps to lay the fundaments for setting up a certifiable chemical management system.
In order not to “overstrain” your company financially and technically, a step-to-step approach is used. The first step is to get a clear picture of the processes in your company and the different chemicals used within. This step includes the elaboration of a detailed chemical inventory. This gives you a chance to get a full picture of the situation your company, identify redundant products, unknown substances, expired chemicals or very hazardous substances. With regard to the latter you will be able to apply a simple assessment tool to identify chemicals authorization and categorize these by their level of hazard.
The second step is to define the control methods for the most important chemicals in your company. This step also includes the identification of ‘hot spots’, with the aim of improving the most obvious loss makers in the production process.
The third step is the launch into a continuous improvement of chemical management, planning, implementing and evaluating actions, communicating and rewarding results, monitoring results and establishing new targets. The approach is rounded by a last step which focuses on the safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals in your company.
This step-wise implementation method of the AUTO Chemical Management Approach is supported by the provision of readily usable tools such as basic concepts for the analysis of the production processes, for chemical hazard and risk assessment, for identifying recommended and assessing existing control approaches, using material safety data sheets, for systematically planning, monitoring and documenting improvement measures.
Companies have the option of either applying the tool on their own or seeking initial support from an external trainer/advisor, who acts as a guide and coach to your company throughout the step-by-step implementation, enabling your company to continue applying the AUTO chemical management system on their own thereafter. Smaller companies, particularly if they are located in close geographical vicinity (e.g. in industrial clusters or estates), can also consider a group training/guidance approach. Such training will be organized in form of several short training sessions, spread out over a period of about six months. Each training session combines case-based learning to familiarize with the individual tools, followed by the practical application of these tools in the respective companies under the guidance of the trainer(s). Each session comprises of 1 – 1.5 days training in a class-room settings and 1.5 days application in the company. Name of the Test that should learn in training sesson:
Concentration of Hydrochloric Acid (HCL)
Formic Acid Test
Glauber Salt Test (Na2SO4)
Concentration of Acetic Acid (CH3COOH)
Concentration of Soda Ash (Na2CO3)
Concentration of Oxalic Acid
Concentration of Caustic Soda (NaOH)
Concentration of Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4)
Concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)
However, the modular approach allows a flexible adaptation of the timings to suit the participating companies (e.g. evening sessions, weekend sessions). The above writtng prove standard chemical management system
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