Military and NASA customers looking for hazardous material information now have access to a new consolidated defense resource for environmental, occupational, safety and health missions.
The Defense Logistics Agency’s Hazardous Material Management System merged with the Department of Defense’s Hazardous Material Information Resource System June 30, creating HMIRS Next Gen. Merging the two programs into one platform drives down infrastructure costs and integrates a process management solution.
“This is a big win for all involved parties,” said Warren Scott, HMIRS Next Gen program manager. “We will be deploying one application supporting the two separate but related environmental, occupational, safety and health missions, increasing data integrity, eliminating dual entry, enhancing regulatory reporting and reducing life cycle costs.”
HMIRS and HMMS complement each other with a variety of different capabilities. Independent from other systems, the purpose of HMMS is to track and manage hazardous materials, including waste. The system provides both visibility and accountability that satisfies federal, state and local reporting and compliance requirements for government facilities.
HMIRS contains information on more than 544,000 hazardous products. For example, government worksites such as warehouses, shipping locations and emergency response locations use the Online Web Application to access electronic hazardous material documents.
HMIRS Next Gen has been modernized with industry best practices in mind, such as enhanced navigation capabilities, filtering processes to quickly locate desired information, and a streamlined data entry process. It will also reduce data entry times for 20,000 or more documents added each year.
Current customers with an Account Management and Provisioning System profile will be migrated to the new platform (these customers will still need to register for their role in AMPS). New customers or those current users without an AMPS profile will need to request an AMPS account and register for their role for access.