Work has already begun to implement the first phase of The Chemical Safety Initiative™, with over 1,400 manufacturers and distributors of substances that are supplying their safety data sheets to help to develop the worlds first and free single source supply of all safety data sheets to downstream users. This is the beginning plan to remove the financial barrier that restricts the safety of people and impacts the safety reputation of businesses that use chemicals.
It's time to act to save those that are at risk of injury. This year will see the launch of National Chemical Safety Week™, the first of it's kind. Currently in the planning and development stage. Our focus will be dedicated to reducing the number of children poisoned by hazardous chemicals in their own homes.
Currently the figure stands at 68 children every day being victim to the habits of their unknowing parents, in their own homes. These are only the cases that are severe enough to require hospital treatment. This has to stop and IACS are acting now to save our children in 2016 by educating parents to change their old habits.
We fully supports the inclusion of a free Safety Data Sheet health check service provided by the NSC to help chemical manufacturers and suppliers to comply with SDS legislation and to ensure that downstream users of chemicals get the best safety information possible. Dale particularly loves their free SDS Distribution Service™, free to all providers of chemical substances.