Accession Number:

ADA411874

Title:

Hazardous Materials Information Network (HAZMIN) Software Conversion Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

2002-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Armys Watervliet Arsenal WVA in New York is faced with increasing environmental regulation and reduced manpower to meet regulatory requirements. The main task of this project was to update an existing software-based hazardous material tracking software application. The objective of this task was to increase the Environmental Management Information System EMIS capabilities to allow hazardous material control, tracking, and reporting. Another main objective was to improve users right-to-know about potential hazardous material hazards. EMIS is used to centralize, automate, and manage the acquisition, flow, storage, and reporting of environmental information throughout the Arsenal. After installation, the new time saving and paperwork reduction for the administration and distribution of the MSDSs are significant. In addition, the risk exposure to the Arsenal due to uncontrolled substances being issued and used, duplicate amounts being stored at various localities on site, and general lack of tracking of hazardous substances is greatly reduced. The rapid and user friendly procedures that are used to control the issuance of the materials by way of committee member e-mail capabilities is well received by users. The burden of paperwork is reduced, and slate reports are easily generated from the tool kit provided with the upgrade.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE