Accession Number : ADA138329

Title :   Interactive Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS): Description and Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Messenger,M ; Webster,R D ; Corbin,C C ; Pritchard,L

PDF Url : ADA138329

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Hazardous Materials Management System (HMMS) is a computerized system being developed to help Army fixed facilities identify chemical substances subject to the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and AR 200-1, and to provide handling information on those substances. One of the HMMS subcomponents is an interactive program to search the Defense Logistic Agency's Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS) database. This report describes the development and use of an interactive version of HMIS and the use of this interactive system to assess the HMIS database. Assessment of the database showed that the data were incomplete, inconsistent, and sometimes incorrect. To solve this problem, users should search the database with assigned search terms so that as many records as possible on a specific compound can be retrieved.

Descriptors :   *Hazardous materials, *Management information systems, *Chemical information systems, Computer applications, Chemicals, Systems management, Interactions, Data bases, Data acquisition, Information retrieval, Waste disposal, Regulations

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE