Join Date: May 2008
I hope you don't mind if IQMS jumps in here to offer come advice.
As a general rule a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is an important component of workplace safety. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment and spill-handling procedures. These data sheets should be found anywhere chemicals are being used.
Many EnterpriseIQ customers attach MSDS documents directly to the inventory item to which they pertain. If the substance is used in the manufacturing process it’s MSDS document can be attached to the Attached Materials section of the Bill of Materials and be set to automatically print with Work Orders.
Some substances are environmentally regulated and require a reporting mechanism. EnterpriseIQ allows companies to build a Chemical Abstract database that includes associated environmental regulations (EIQ -> Inventory-> Miscellaneous-> Chemical Abstract Service) and build a list of all regulated components and their content percentage for each inventory item (EIQ-> Inventory-> Options->Environmental Regulated Components). The system includes 5 standard reports used to list and cross reference your inventory items that contain substances with environmental regulations along with the percentage of content.
I am not able to attach a portion of the Help Files to this post but I can email you separately or if you search Help Files for Environmental Regulated Components there is a detailed section that includes screen shots that should be useful.