Chemical Hazard Assessment Management Program (CHAMP)
Chemical Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
Cut through chemical complexity and create proactive Chemical Management. Extend your Industrial Hygiene Resources with CHAMP Software to know and control your chemical hazards in seconds. Make sure:
- Every chemical task is performed safely and efficiently
- Every risk is understood
- Every precaution is taken
- And every worker is safe on the job and healthy in retirement
Do you understand the health hazards of your chemicals?
Everything starts with knowing what chemicals are in your workplace. CHAMP (Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management Program) has a solid SDS Management system as its backbone and takes all the data on a chemical’s SDS sheet and interprets the hazard data so you fully understand the effects a chemical may have on a worker.
CHAMP takes this knowledge further with chemical approvals so users can enter exactly how the product is being used at the workplace. A qualitative risk assessment is calculated in seconds and recommends controls using easy to understand icons.
Chemical approvals set consistent standards across your organization. CHAMP tools and training increase communication and understanding on chemical safety and health. Improve decision making on chemical use by your workforce and implement a chemical handling program across your organization.
Chemscape’s CHAMP (Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management Program) chemical risk assessment tool integrates into sdsBinders and takes your chemical management and handling program to a more sophisticated level.
Why a Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management Program Is Essential
Identifying workplace chemical hazards and implementing a chemical hazard assessment will help to improve workplace and worker safety. By implementing a chemical risk assessment and chemical management program, businesses can benefit from the following:
- Access for all workers to health risk assessments and chemical substitutions.
- Improve control of chemical selection and use in your organization.
- Establish consistency in risk assessments
- Increase knowledge for all workers in identifying chemical hazards and encouraging safer handling use.
- Reduce worker exposure to harmful chemicals and demonstrate due diligence.
- Be proactive in chemical management and fulfill corporate value statement of being a leader in Health and Safety.
- Meet and exceed regulatory requirements.
The Benefits of Improved Chemical Management in the Workplace
Prevent illness & long-term disability
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. Improving chemical management within the workplace and replacing known hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives can help reduce these numbers.
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 on 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 regulations
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 - Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management Program from Chemscape
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:
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 hazard assessments provide information to workers, no matter what level their expertise may be with working with chemicals. Understanding and identifying your workplace chemical hazards is the first step in controlling them.
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. Approvers review the product request and confirm the recommended controls by the system. Products are approved for use using an objective and consistent approach with controls and expectations clearly communicated.
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.
Tools to Train on your Chemical Hazards
CHAMP provides visual aids to communicate standards on how to work with products using the easy to understand icon rich SmartChart. Workplace labels are created with product approvals. CHAMP can product exposure control plans for your worksites. Access a library of over 40 training videos on chemical hazards and best practices to protect your health when working with chemicals.
“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