The Chemicals app 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. Updated door hazard signs must also be posted annually. In addition, chemical inventories and door hazard signs 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.
Any campus location which houses hazardous materials must be marked by a current door hazard sign for regulatory compliance and emergency response purposes. Door hazard signs display the emergency contacts and hazard information associated with your chemical inventory records.
Signs are generated within Chemicals and should be printed and posted at the entrances to labs, shops and other areas containing hazardous materials. To ensure door hazard signs are up to date, they should be posted annually after your chemical inventory is recertified.
For information on how to access and print door hazard door signs, see Printing Door Hazard Signs.