Change Notice No. 1
Are the roles and responsibilities of personnel providing chemical safety expertise and support
properly integrated with the line management's responsibilities relative to operations?
Who is responsible for controlling the hazards arising from chemical storage and use in the
workplace? How are they held accountable?
What processes are in place to ensure adequate input by ES&H and other appropriate professionals in
the designation of controls for chemical hazards, and in how they are implemented?
Are the resources needed for providing an adequate level of chemical safety and management support
being communicated to the line management? Is management responsive to the resource needs and
concerns identified by ES&H and other appropriate professionals?
Procedures and/or mechanisms for the acquisition, storage, use, and disposal of chemicals require
selected controls to be implemented, that those controls are effectively integrated, and that their
readiness is confirmed prior to the performance of work.
Lines of Inquiry
Do facility and warehouse control procedures properly implement chemical management procedures
to ensure safe handling and storage of chemicals?
Is prevention and source reduction of hazardous materials supported by appropriate procurement and
Is the chemical inventory at a given storage location being properly updated as the inventory
changes? Is the inventory inspection and surveillance conducted at an appropriate frequency? Do all
chemical storage areas receive adequate coverage through periodic surveillance?
Is a database or hardcopy file maintained of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for chemicals used
and stored at the work-site and at the facility? How is access to MSDS information provided to