National Capital Region County makes Communities Safer from Hazardous Materials and Saves Thousands of Dollars in the Process
- Cuts county administration workload in half.
(Saving $20,000 annually)
- 80% reduction in hazmat analysis hours.
(Saving $10,000 annually)
- Mailings are done online.
(Saving $600 annually)
$30,600 SAVINGS per Year
THEN: No Access, More Expense
- Old process required a full-time employee to manage the paper based process.
- The Tier II chemical information was not available for first responders.
- The Tier II reports were warehoused in a filing cabinet in the office. Only the LEPC Coordinator had access to the information.
- No assessment of risks for each chemical sites.
- Very prone to error since couldn't catch whether chemicals were EHS.
- Hard to compare inventories for prior years.
- Emergency Response plans were not reliable because they were more than 4+ years out of date.
- No vulnerability analysis process was in place so they had to rely on a standard .50 mile radius around each site.
- Due to the standard .50 vulnerability assessment, all 240 schools throughout the county spent hundreds of hours developing risk plans.