Sound Management of Chemicals (SMC) in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Tool: GPS Safety Summaries

As a second element of GPS, ICCA has established the GPS Chemicals Portal to provide the public with easy access to science-based, reliable information on chemicals. The GPS Safety Summaries contained on the Portal provide the most relevant product safety information from companies on the chemical products they manufacture in a language that non-specialists will find easy to understand.
To date, more than 4600 GPS Safety Summaries are available on the GPS Chemicals Portal, and ICCA member companies continue to post summaries to the site. Establishing a base set of information and publishing GPS Safety Summaries for their chemicals in commerce is part of the GPS commitment of ICCA member companies – and part of the chemical industry's commitment to transparency.

SMC Category Hazard identification and risk assessment
Subcategories Hazard identification and chemicals risk assessment, Information and data assessing hazards and risks
SME Activity Handling, Unloading and loading, Input material selection, Pollution control and disposal, Production, Storage
Resource Type Online programme
Author ICCA
Company type Synthesis of substances, Formulation of chemicals, Industrial users of chemicals
Year Continuously updated

How to use it


1) Chemical information: name, CAS number, EINECS number, Brand/product name, product category


1) GPS Safety Summaries from ICCA members, including the following data:

  • Chemical identity, Uses and Benefits, Physical/chemical properties
  • Health Effects, Environmental Effects, Exposure
  • Risk Management Recommendations
  • First‐aid measures, Fire‐fighting measures
  • Accidental release measures, Handling and storage,
  • Disposal consideration, State Agency Review
  • Classification and Labeling
Learning time Short (<1h)
User expertise Basic (no scientific/engineering background required/no business management experience required)
User-friendliness Very user friendly
Advanced tool No
Languages English