The chemical database must always be updated. Procedures must be established to ensure that everything that should be registered is registered and that the latest issue of the safety data sheet and/ or information sheet is available in paper version.
The university college uses the electronic chemical database ECOonline.
Requirements for the operation of the chemical database
The line manager must ensure that
- A chemical database contact(s) is appointed for the operation of the database in the unit
- students and employees who are users of the chemical database are given the necessary training
- sufficient time and resources are set aside for the work on updating the chemical database
- a risk assessment is carried out for all the substances in ECOonline
- notification of new chemical database contact is sent to the unit for HSE.
The chemical database contact must
- administer the chemical database locally in cooperation with the line manager
- provide user training locally
- guide, inform and assist in the use of the chemical database, and in the risk and substitution assessments of the chemical database
- report to the line manager
- The "Function description of the chemical database contact" provides details about this work.
Employees and students must
- familiarise themselves with the chemical database, chemicals / biological factors and safety data sheets/ information sheets at their work place before starting the work
- participate in necessary training
- Guidelines for chemical safety
- Function description of the chemical database contact
- User manuals can be downloaded from K:\alle\HMS (hms-f)\Enhet for HMS:
- Registration of substances in ECOonline
- Risk- and substitution assessment in ECOonline
- Registration in the exposure registry in ECOonline