Packers Plus uses sdsBinders to improve health & safety and chemical management

Introduction

Packers Plus is the innovator of open hole, multistage completion systems and provides solutions for technically challenging applications in horizontal, vertical, multi-lateral and high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) wells. Packers Plus has operations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

Situation

Packers Plus came to Chemscape Safety Technologies looking for a solution to keep their SDSs up to date. They were frustrated with the time it took them to obtain SDSs from their suppliers and ensure they were up-to-date. It was also challenging making them easily accessible to workers who were using the chemicals.

“The time and energy that was once spent on updating MSDSs is now spent on discussing how to use chemicals safely on a daily basis.”

Neal Edillon, Safety, Health & Environment Manager, Packers Plus

Solution

Packers Plus employees now have 24/7 access to their SDSs using sdsBinders. Administrators can easily update their online binders for their site by either adding or removing MSDSs/SDSs. No more printing binders at head office and distributing them to the field once or twice a year.

Finally, the time and energy that was once spent on updating MSDSs is now spent learning about the hazards of our chemical inventory on a daily basis. This is accomplished by watching the free safety meeting videos in sdsBinders that focus on health and chemical safety. Group discussion on selecting substitute chemicals for a task that are less toxic than what they are currently using, what the intended use is for a chemical and what PPE should be worn to keep workers safe.

The chemical management and health and safety of workers at Packers Plus has definately been enhanced with the implementation of the sdsBinders tool.