Hazardous Chemical Substitution & Eliminations
CHAMP (Chemical Hazard Assessment and Management Program) methodology follows the hierarchy of controls in providing advice and starts at the elimination/substitution level. To enable the most effective control, CHAMP facilitates easy searching directly within the msdsBinders system to substitute similar chemicals appropriate to your process.
Eliminating hazards at the source is the most effective method of reducing adverse health effects in the workplace. CHAMP assessments are based upon an industrial hygiene principle known as the hierarchy of controls to guide employers and workers to eliminate or reduce hazardous chemicals at the source by substituting them with safer alternatives. These strategies can completely eliminate exposure to hazardous chemicals, reduce the potential for chemical accidents, reduce disposal costs, and remove concerns regarding worker health and safety.
Mike Phibbs President of Chemscape talks to iKan Media at the 2016 Banff Petroleum Safety Conference on managing Chemical Hazards and the Hierarchy of Controls.