You are encouraged to include all hazardous materials in your inventory so the information is readily available to emergency responders. All materials that are toxic, oxidizing, corrosive, reactive, carcinogenic, or flammable, as well as any liquids and gases under pressure, including liquid nitrogen tanks and compressed air cylinders, are required to be in Chemicals.
Many materials should not be entered in the chemical inventory, however, per the table below. If you are still unsure what to include, please contact EH&S.
|What to include in your inventory
|What not to include
|All chemicals and chemical products (except those listed to the right)
|Retail products used and stored in amounts and frequencies typical to ordinary household usage.
|All compressed and liquefied gases
|Etiologic agents (bacteria, viruses, select agents, and toxins)
|Lubricants, fuels, and oils (motor oil, gasoline, diesel, vacuum pump oil)
|Biological culture media, agar, serum proteins, albumin
|Paints including spray-paints
|Pesticides and biocides
|Radioactive materials (unless mixed with hazardous chemicals)
|Pre-packed test kits for medical labs
|Commercially packaged drugs in solid, final form (tablets, pills) for direct administration
|Commercial food, drugs, and cosmetics, covered by the FDA
|Materials to be used within 1-2 days (“working solutions”)