Chemical Inventory Instructions
Instructions for Stanford Chemical Information Management System (SCIMS)
Chemical Storage Maps/ Notification Sheets
Questions and Answers
The need to do chemical inventories at Stanford arises from the legal responsibility of employers to report to the City of Palo Alto, the County of Santa Clara, and the State of California, how much and what kinds of hazardous materials they have. Stanford policy requires principal investigators, other laboratory supervisors, and managers of chemical using areas to update their chemical inventories via SCIMS-web. Additionally, they are required to maintain up to date room maps and notification sheets in the Life Safety Boxes near each room where chemicals are kept.

EH&S fulfills legal reporting requirements on behalf of all facilities on campus. Inventories can also help labs and departments minimize chemical procurement costs and keep certain hazardous materials below threshold quantities.

This guide explains how the inventory process now works and provides answers to common questions asked about chemical inventories.


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