EPA Unveils Online Database on Chemicals' Safety

ChemView displays health and safety data, making it possible to compare chemicals by use and by health or environmental effects, and it allows searches by chemical name or Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, use, hazard effect, or regulatory action

EPA launched ChemView, a web-based tool, on Sept. 9. It is intended to increase public access to chemical-specific regulatory information developed by EPA and data submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act. It also will help chemical manufacturers differentiate their products by using safer ingredients, according to the agency.

"This online tool will improve access to chemical health and safety information, increase public dialogue and awareness, and help viewers choose safer ingredients used in everyday products," said James Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. "The tool will make chemical information more readily available for chemical decision-makers and consumers."

ChemView displays health and safety data, making it possible to compare chemicals by use and by health or environmental effects, and it allows searches by chemical name or Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, use, hazard effect, or regulatory action. It links to information on manufacturing, processing, use, and release data reported under the Chemical Data Reporting Rule and the Toxics Release Inventory.

EPA's announcement said additional chemicals, functionality, and links will be added soon. When fully updated, it will have data for thousands of chemicals.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Incident investigation guide

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark FR Quiz

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2020

    July August 2020

    Featuring:

    • CONFINED SPACES
      Addressing Confined Spaces and Heat Stress Concerns
    • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
      Why Daily Wear FR Garments Make Sense No Matter the Season
    • HAND PROTECTION
      The Magic of New Technology
    • CHEMICAL SAFETY
      Why Effective Chemical Safety Training is More Important Than Ever
    View This Issue