CEMAS – the Chemical Exposure Management and Assessment System – is a prototype exposure management system developed in collaboration with IOM, Utrecht University and the University of Aberdeen as part of the Cefic LRI sponsored project A.1.3 “Development of a Database for Workplace Exposure Measurements”.
The aim of the database is to enable organisations, particularly SMEs, to collect information that is relevant for the control of workplace risks in a manner that is both user-friendly and is consistent with prevailing regulatory expectations. CEMAS can be used to capture and manage chemical exposure and risk assessment data together with associated contextual information. The approach is novel from many respects and has undergone limited validation within selected Cefic sector groups and member companies.
At the moment CEMAS is set up to handle Inhalation and Dermal exposure samples. The data items, and their categories include those recognised and documented as standard requirements for Workplace Exposure Data Recording as described by:
– The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Working Group on Exposure Registers in Europe
– The joint ACGIH – AIHA Task Group on Occupational Exposure Databases
The CEMAS tool is no longer compatible with current operating systems.