Integrated Hazardous Materials Management System (IHMMS)

IHMMS is a computerized electronic and integrated system used as a tool for the management and control of hazardous substances imported and produced. The system is an electronic model for the integrated and core management of hazardous materials (chemicals, radioactive, pesticides… etc.), as well as to provide the necessary information in an integrated manner for the involved decision-makers on the types, locations and quantities of hazardous materials used. The system has been launched according to Decree No. 20G 9/2008 issued by the Executive Committee of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

This system includes an electronic database for the management of hazardous materials as well as many other functions, including:
- Management of the unified list of banned and restricted materials in the United Arab Emirates through concerned authorities.
- Monitoring of banned and restricted materials entering the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
- Processing of electronic import permits for hazardous materials.
- Provision of Safety Data Sheets for chemical materials (SDS).
- Tracking of materials and facilities that deal with hazardous materials.
- Provision of a data base of hazardous materials incidents.
- Provision of a data base of violations related to hazardous materials.
- Provision of instant reports and statistics related to hazardous materials.

The system also ensures a link between hazardous materials concerned authorities and determining their roles in order to avoid duplication. It also supports the integration of their work and cooperation in the management of hazardous materials.

The system is an important source of information about hazardous materials for all ministries, and governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as existing facilities, and scientific and educational institutions.

At the same time, the system enhances the competencies, capacities, and mechanisms of relevant institutions in the management of hazardous materials, as well as the exchange of information and internal documentation. The system has an advantage of being flexible and has the ability to accommodate enhancement and inclusion of other ministries and governmental institutions concerned in the future.