Addressing domestic and global regulatory issues for chemicals along with having a chemical data management strategy are critical components to a complete risk management model in the industry. With the increase in regulations from agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, it has become challenging for companies to remain compliant with regards to their chemical management. Understanding chemical footprint is vital in many ways to reduce corporate risk and litigation. By understanding the chemicals a company comes in contact with along with where the items are used and stored, they are improving preparedness and accountability. This accountability allows the company to meet domestic and global regulations. The question you may be asking yourself is “How do I keep my company compliant at all times?” The answer is to have a real-time chemical management strategy in place to handle all new regulations. Computer-based technology plays a vital role in achieving this strategy.
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