As a reminder, chemical inventory and door hazard signs should continue to be updated for both emergency response and regulatory purposes. However, we understand that it may be difficult to perform a full survey of your group's inventory due to the constraints and limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Therefore, we ask that you update only significant changes in your inventory. EH&S will continue to check the dates on door hazard signs during lab inspections, and outside regulatory agencies may do the same. See below for more details.
What to do:
Inventories must be certified annually. Check your door hazard sign posted outside your room, or check the Inventory Summary page in Chemicals, to see when your inventory was last certified.
If the certification date is more than one year ago, then it is now time to update and recertify your inventory in Chemicals.
If your date to recertify is not for awhile, then you do not need to update and recertify right now.
- To update your inventory, log into Chemicals and, at a minimum, make any significant changes.
- Recertify the inventory on the Inventory Summary page (you must have manager or delegate access in Chemicals to do this).
- Using a color printer, print and post new door hazard signs. Please see our Chemicals User Guide for more details.
A significant change to your inventory may include, but is not limited to:
- Rooms added to or removed from the lab
- Acquisition of new hazards, or notably larger volumes of hazardous items already there
- Acquisition of any new toxic, flammable, or oxidizing gases
- Removal of notable and/or particularly hazardous items
- New safety contact personnel to be added to the door hazard sign
If you have any questions about this year's chemical inventory expectations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org