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Database for Safety-Oriented Tracking of ChemicalsSafetyChem is a computer program that maintains a relational database for tracking chemicals and associated hazards at Johnson Space Center (JSC) by use of a Web-based graphical user interface. The SafetyChem database is accessible to authorized users via a JSC intranet. All new chemicals pass through a safety office, where information on hazards, required personal protective equipment (PPE), fire-protection warnings, and target organ effects (TOEs) is extracted from material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and recorded in the database. The database facilitates real-time management of inventory with attention to such issues as stability, shelf life, reduction of waste through transfer of unused chemicals to laboratories that need them, quantification of chemical wastes, and identification of chemicals for which disposal is required. Upon searching the database for a chemical, the user receives information on physical properties of the chemical, hazard warnings, required PPE, a link to the MSDS, and references to the applicable International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 standard work instructions and the applicable job hazard analysis. Also, to reduce the labor hours needed to comply with reporting requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the data can be directly exported into the JSC hazardous- materials database.
Document ID
20100009669
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Stump, Jacob (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Carr, Sandra (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Plumlee, Debrah (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Slater, Andy (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Samson, Thomas M. (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Holowaty, Toby L. (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Skeete, Darren (Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Haenz, Mary Alice (Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Hershman, Scot (Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Raviprakash, Pushpa (Science Applications International Corp. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2010
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs, March 2010
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Report/Patent Number
MSC-23627-1
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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