|By PR Newswire||
|April 8, 2014 09:18 AM EDT||
OOLTEWAH, Tennessee, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, the exposure to harmful substances and environments has an economic cost impact of over half a billion dollars, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cites that more than 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials (hazmat) are transported in trucks every day in the United States - exposing thousands of shipment companies to the liability of a spill. Source Intelligence is addressing the risk involved in the handling of these materials through its Chemical Management solution by providing assurance that the companies carrying these materials will comply with regulations.
Speaking to the Tennessee Truckers Association, Scott Hepner, Chemical Management and Compliance Director at Source Intelligence, addressed the need for transportation companies to comply with material safety data sheet and safety data sheet requirements. Mr. Hepner marked the need for OSHA's Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) compliance not only in Tennessee, but in all companies, in all 50 states.
"It's important for any employer that requires employees to work with chemicals to comply with the OSHA 1910.1200 standard because it provides the necessary safety information, so your employees can handle chemical products safely and because non-compliance can draw regulators to companies," said Scott Hepner. He continued, "Once regulators are drawn to a company, it can become very costly because these regulators often also want to audit the company's chemical handling and disposal procedures."
Material safety data sheet management is required under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.1200 standard. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Employers must be in full compliance with the revised HCS.
"U.S. Xpress is committed to excellence and believes in setting high standards for our company and our employees. To provide superior service to our customers, we sought a new generation compliance platform that integrated technology and environmental experts available 24/7 that could handle our MSDS compliance and expand into other compliance programs for regulated materials up and down the entire supply chain," commented Amy Lokken, Vice President, Safety. "Source Intelligence's® solution and team of experts offered exactly what we were looking for."
Source Intelligence helps companies mitigate high risk incidents by providing them with the tools to manage compliance by providing training on the new label elements and SDS format. In addition, it provides a service that enables companies to comply with the modified provisions of the final rule. To improve their risk mitigation processes, transportation companies are turning to Source Intelligence to provide a chemical compliance management service.
Source Intelligence delivers a comprehensive compliance platform that includes MSDS/SDS, hazard classification, labeling/marking, disposal, and information distribution and training. Most recently, Source Intelligence launched its regulatory alert and monitoring service which provides chemical management compliance alerts in real-time to its customers allowing for pre-emptive action.
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About Source Intelligence (www.sourceintelligence.com)
Source Intelligence® is a value chain risk management company that helps customers make informed decisions about their business partners and suppliers, so they can offer products that meet legal, ethical, and environmental standards. Its cloud-based information and analytics platform provides customers with visibility into product supply chains and material sources in order to comply with the law, minimize operational and brand risk, and improve efficiency. Founded in 2009 by career experts in environmental solutions, management consulting and analytics, Source Intelligence® has headquarters in Carlsbad, California and operations around the world.
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