ChemAlert version 3.3 (July 2012)
ChemAlert v3.3 has now been released! It has been a while since the last release of ChemAlert, but you’ll understand why when you see the new functionality and enhancements included in the new version.
Many of the new features and enhancements are a result of new legislative requirements, whislt others come directly from suggestions made by our clients. You will find a list of some of the most significant changes included in ChemAlert v3.3 below, all designed to make your job easier.
GHS Compliance and Control
The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is now in effect in many states of Australia and around the world. ChemAlert v3.3 contains a new suite of GHS reports and labels to assist in the transition from the old to new legislative framework. RMT’s scientists have been hard at work for the last two years classifying almost all of the existing products in the database with GHS data. Reports can be generated in either old or new format, or optionally disabled to allow control over which legislative framework you adhere to.
Risk Assessments and Controls
RMT has further expanded upon the extensive task-based Risk Assessment module enabling users to allocate many products to one risk assessment while individually assessing each product and the exposure risk it presents. At the task level, greater control has been given to the administrator to customise the controls assessment form, aligning the risk assessment process with the focus of the new Work Health and Safety legislation.
Stock and Risk Report Improvements
As part of RMT’s continuous improvement strategy, many stock reports have been enhanced for content and performance including;
• Storage Incompatibilities: Enhanced to factor minimum exemption limits as provided for in the legislative framework. It also includes a new summary page and optional appendix.
• Stock Holdings: Now available in two different formats, with the new default format containing more columns and information than ever before.
• CSV Reports: All CSV reports have been reviewed and reformatted with many additional columns to allow users to filter, sort and perform other custom reporting on the data contained within ChemAlert.
Chemical Request Improvements
A new advanced search feature and pagination has been added to the Chemical Request to make it easier to find new and existing Chemical Requests. Administrators can also customise the Chemical Request with their own blank template, more status options and shortcuts to add products to Stock once assessed and approved.
Easy Batch (Bulk) Printing
ChemAlert v3.3 introduces a new Batch Printing application that makes it easier to send many reports or manufacturer Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to your printer. This application enables jobs to be split into smaller chunks, and for users to resume should an error occur.
More Reliable Access to SDSs
ChemAlert can now keep a cache of the manufacturer SDSs that you access on the local ChemAlert server meaning, should your Internet connection drop out, ChemAlert can still access the manufacturer’s SDS. Each time a user accesses a new or updated manufacturer SDS (including by Batch Printing), the file is updated in the local cache ensuring the cache is as up-to-date as possible if the unexpected does occur.
More Environmentally Friendly
On top of all these great enhancements, ChemAlert v3.3 is the first release that is predominantly distributed by electronic media rather than the creation of physical disks. Each year hundreds of millions of CDs and DVDs end up in landfill around the globe, and RMT is determined to do our part to reduce landfill. Utilising the ever increasing bandwidth available on the Internet, electronic delivery (eDelivery) also enables faster availability to our clients..
So when will you get to use these new features of ChemAlert? If you are a SaaS (Software as a Service) client, your ChemAlert system will be automatically upgraded. If you are hosting your own ChemAlert system, the eDelivery notification should have been emailed to your ChemAlert administrator in mid July.
If you would like more information regarding the ChemAlert upgrade process, please contact our ChemAlert Support Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 8 9322 1711.
For ChemAlert v3.3 Public Training dates, please click here or contact our Training Department on email@example.com.
If you would like any more information regarding ChemAlert training, implementation services, or SaaS hosted solution, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Sales team members on firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 8 93221711.