sdsBinders provides safer, faster and more compliant SDS management
The Atlantic division of Cenovus Energy is a key growth area for Cenovus and runs the offshore operations off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Before sdsBinders, Cenovus Energy used an excel spreadsheet to track all approved chemicals; “The problem was that the document was stagnant and could become out of date quite easily across our numerous work sites. As well, only Cenovus employees had access to our system and it was difficult to share chemical management information with our numerous contractors.”
SDS Managemement Solution
Cenovus Energy has seen tremendous improvement in the overall management of their offshore chemicals with sdsBinders; Steve now talks about SDS management in a different light:
“SDSs are approved and added to the sdsBinders online system only if the chemical has passed both the 10 step screening and a health and safety screening. We then attach our screening forms as a document to the SDS so the decision to use the chemical can be reviewed by anyone at any time. When purchasing chemicals, any employee can access the online system to see if the chemical is approved for use. If the SDS isn’t in our system, then we don’t use the chemical.
As well, with the sdsBinders system, we can easily share the most current SDS with the people who need access: contractors, on site medics, lab techs, and operators. It’s a one stop shop for all our needs. It saves us time and has reduced our work load. It’s always up to date and reliable which is important to Cenovus because we will only operate under ethical and safe conditions.”