ERS TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES - 24 HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TELEPHONE NUMBER
The United States Department Of Transportation (U.S. DOT) requirements under CFR 49 Transportation 172.604
”A person who offers a hazardous material for transportation must provide a 24-hour emergency response number for use in the event of an emergency involving the hazardous material.“ *Failing to comply can result in civil penalties and significant fines per incident*
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements 29 CFR 1910.1200
“(XII) The name, address and telephone number of the chemical manufacture, importer, employer or other responsible party preparing or distributing the material safety data sheet, who can provide additional information on the hazardous chemical and appropriate emergency procedures, if necessary”.
An emergency chemical phone number on your SDS’s, where emergency information can be provided in the event of incident with a hazardous material, is one of many requirements facing the needs of manufactures, transporters and employers having to meet the requirements for the Hazard Communication Standards. VelocityEHS' ChemTel provides the services you need for U.S. DOT compliance and OSHA compliance, whether we manage your SDS's in house or via the Internet.
*Consistently one of the most common violations involves OSHA Hazardous Communications*
Our Emergency Communicators are highly trained in the provision of hazardous materials information, mitigation procedures and immediate first aid information. Our staff works with state-of-the-art telecommunication and computer systems, along with one of the largest SDS databases in North America.
HOW WE DO IT:
VelocityEHS' ChemTel Emergency Communication Specialists begin a call by obtaining vital information: call back number, caller’s name, material identification, company affiliation, incident location, on-scene conditions and incident details are examples of the types of information gathered.
The caller receives immediate guidance depending upon the circumstances of the incident. Should additional support be required, we will dispatch Hazmat Response Teams with client authorization. In addition, responders will conference call with the Emergency Medical Personnel on scene as well as hospital personnel. SDS(s) will be sent via email or facsimile to the appropriate parties. Upon concluding the call, the responder completes a detailed report documenting the incident. The report is then sent via facsimile, e-mail or telephone to your company appointed Representative.
As a ChemTel EMERGENCY RESPONSE Subscriber, You Will:
- Comply with U.S. DOT Hazardous Shipping Regulatory Requirements
- Comply to FAA and IMDG Shipping Regulations
- Enhance Product Stewardship
- Comply with Federal OSHA “Right to Know” Requirements
- Improve Worker and/or Consumer Safety and Confidence
ChemTel can design and implement programs to accommodate companies with special needs. We are your single source solution for any type of 24-hour Emergency Communications Support.
In Addition to our Basic Emergency Phone and SDS Access Programs, ChemTel can provide:
- Natural Disaster Reporting Assistance
- Facility Disaster Plan Support
- Employee Assistance Program Support
- 24-Hour Telephone Bridge Service
- En route Security Plans – DOT / ERAP Transportation plans
- On-Site Pre-DOT Audits
- 24-Hour SDS emergency phone number
- 24 Hour Medical Emergency Number on Product Labels
- Risk Management Assessments
- Security Tracking Programs for Product or People
- Corporate Phone Roll Over to Our Live Operator Response Communications Systems