Chemical Hazard Assessment Management Program (CHAMP)


Do you understand the health hazards of your chemicals?

Do you understand the health hazards of your chemicals?


Everything starts with knowing what chemicals are in your workplace and how they are being used. CHAMP (Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management Program) goes beyond the safety data sheet (SDS) to interpret the data from the SDS and add how you use the chemical, to provide a clear picture of the chemical hazards you are working with. 

Go beyond SDS Management with accurate chemical control

Prevent hazardous chemical exposures

CHAMP does a comprehensive risk assessment of your chemical hazards so exposure is fully understood based on how the chemicals are being used and handled.

Reference & audit tool

Eliminate the guesswork around chemical hazards and get control advice that is based on rusted industrial/occupational resources, defensible, recorded in CHAMP, and visible to all. Improve decision-making on chemical use by your workforce and implement a chemical management program across your organization.

Include chemicals in your risk assessment

Get a tool that allows for better planning and improved chemical handling. Many programs say they manage chemicals, but CHAMP offers SDS management and a chemical risk assessment tool to control chemical exposures. 

The Benefits of CHAMP

  • Prevent illness & long-term disability

    Canadian Worker Compensation Board data shows 64% of workplace fatalities come from exposure to harmful substances. Occupational illness and death statistics due to chemical exposure are in reality higher due to the long latency periods between chemical exposures and the onset of disease, as well as the lack of understanding between illnesses and chemicals. Taking a proactive approach to managing chemicals with CHAMP improves worker engagement in chemical handling and gives management a tool to better assess risk.

  • Reduce your liability

    Using hazardous chemicals in the workplace results in substantial direct, indirect, and liability costs to business, public health, and the environment. Every year more occupational diseases are being accepted as claims under worker’s compensation boards. The public has increasingly higher expectations of a company’s responsibility to protect their workforce, community, and the environment. Investment in chemical management can reduce these costs, as well as improve performance efficiency, industry leadership and corporate stewardship. 

  • Protect your workers and company from the life-threatening and business-threatening consequences of hazardous chemicals

    Hazardous chemicals have the potential to be misused in the workplace; either in handling, storage, disposal, or transportation. Implementing an approval process and which examines the hazards and addresses the controls allows you to truly understand how chemicals are being used.

  • Achieve chemical compliance with laws and regulation

    Legislation has been in place to regulate chemicals but in recent years’ government is requiring even greater disclosure of chemicals throughout the supply chain. The trend will only continue in future with greater restrictions and reporting requirements placed on companies. Taking a proactive approach to improving workplace chemical management keeps companies compliant locally and competitive globally.

Features of CHAMP

CHAMP is designed to improve the workplace use of chemicals by identifying chemical hazards and evaluating potential workplace risk. Users of the CHAMP program can benefit from the following tools and functionalities:

Hazard Identification & Chemical Risk Assessment

Understanding and identifying your workplace chemical hazards is the first step in controlling them. Chemscape's CHAMP assesses the hazards of all your chemicals and assigns the product into an easy-to-understand Hazard Band E to A.

Chemical Approvals with Recommendations on Controls

Workers can request a product in CHAMP and add information on how the product is being used. CHAMP then re-calculates the risk of working with that chemical based on inputs from the user and current engineering controls.  Products are approved for use using an objective and consistent approach with controls and expectations clearly communicated.

Substitution and Elimination of Hazardous Chemicals

CHAMP can help you identify and eliminate/restrict chemicals of concern for your organization. CHAMP has a built-in substitution tool to find safer substitutes during a product request with a less toxic profile.

Chemical Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment Tools 

Cut through chemical complexity and create a proactive chemical management program. Extend your Industrial Hygiene Resources with CHAMP Software to know and control your chemical hazards in seconds.  

CHAMP = SDS Management + Risk Management

SDS Management

Risk Management

Access SDSs 24/7 on your desktop or mobile device  

Hazard assessment of each chemical in your library 

Customize binder tree how you want 

Risk assessment based on your product use 

Continuous update to SDSs 

Recommendations on chemical controls (Engineering & Admin controls, PPE, RPE)  

Notifications of changes to SDSs 

Chemical approvals to match your business workflow 

Toolbox talk video library - over 50+ topics on chemical safety 

Substitution tool to find less hazardous products 

Regulatory reports for health and the environment   

Workplace labels and Hazard Communication SmartChart® posters automatically created based on chemical approvals 

Option to download hard copies SDSs 

Auto-generated Exposure Control Plans on many hazardous substances and written HazCom plans 

Elevate the level of occupational health standards for your company. Keep workers healthy, safe, and productive.

Client Success

 

“We are starting to truly understand the chemicals we have on site and how our people are using them. With the calculations done on the back end of the CHAMP tool, the health hazards are clear, and solutions are identified on how to help keep our employees safe when using chemicals.” 
Dustin Thatcher, Heartland Petrochemical Complex

“Without the support and help Chemscape provided it would have taken double or triple the time for our Conoco Phillips team to navigate through the ECP process, to make the necessary changes, and to satisfy the needs of the authorities.  Chemscape’s CHAMP program provides excellent value!  Without the CHAMP programs it would have been impossible to get a summary of products that we needed.”
Tao (Richard) Hu; ConocoPhillips Canada