Chemicals tracks the storage and use of hazardous materials on all UC campuses. UC Berkeley is required to report that information, and these reports are compiled by EH&S. In addition, Chemicals assists emergency responders and provides all lab members with a tool with which to track hazardous items in their rooms. See the Chemicals User Guide below.
Anyone responsible for an area where hazardous materials are stored is required to maintain a complete chemical inventory in Chemicals. This includes, but is not limited to, people in the following roles:
- Principal Investigators
- Storeroom Managers
Chemical inventory records must be updated and certified annually. In addition, they must be updated within 30 days of any significant changes to the inventory, such as a room relocation, additions of large amounts of new chemicals, or changes in the names and phone numbers of key contacts.