Chemical Inventory (HazCom + DHS CFATS)
As part of the Hazard Communication Standard (1991) and the NMSU HazCom Program, departments are required to ensure that a current inventory of hazardous materials for each departmental workarea is prepared, kept and submitted to EH&S via an internet database (EHS Assistant)
In addition the 2007 Chemical Security Rules (CFATS, finalize Nov. 20) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires that NMSU keep a current inventory of its chemicals (More information on the DHS rule under Safety NEWS) (List-DHS chems of interest).
A copy of the HazCom Inventory for each work area will be kept with the MSDSs for that area (or in a secure location if the MSDSs are in the public areas) and the updated inventory lists are to be provided to NMSU EH&S annually. Typically this means that the person responsible for a departmental work area with chemical products must keep, update and submit a copy to EH&S at least annually. (Additional information on the HazCom chemical inventory).
These inventories are submitted and kept on a computer database This computer database provides for easier, less time consuming updates. Data are entered and updated via the web.
The following gives information and the link to the database.
CHEMICAL INVENTORY DATABASE - The NMSU HazCom Inventory database is web based, doesn't require spreadsheet software, and is easy to use.
WEB LINK - The highlighted, links (bold red text on yellow background - above and below) go to the database. Select the link for data entry and to check or update your existing chemical inventory. Click here for additional information on what is needed for the inventory). ;
INVENTORY UPDATES - If you have previously submitted an chemical inventory for your area, you view and update it via the web. The initial page is a summary of your inventory. From there you can find your contact records and then go to the inventory records. You can update individual chemical records, delete record lines, and add new items. There is a summary print option at the bottom of the inventory page. This should be printed and kept in each chemical area or with the MSDS for that area. If needed an email summary of the inventory record can be sent to the primary contact. If you have questions please call EH&S at 646-3327.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION DATABASE
* In addition the inspection information on lab safety equipment, e.g. certification is on the EH&S database. It can be searched & viewed via the following link - Safety equipment database
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