The University of Florida is required to maintain records of the chemicals that are on its campuses. In order to accomplish this, a system called ChemTracker has been employed. The University of Florida joined the ChemTracker Consortium in 2013; it is a group of over 50 universities, colleges and non-for-profit organizations that all use the ChemTracker system for tracking chemical inventories. ChemTracker was designed for use by academic organizations so that they could more easily manage their chemical inventories. ChemTracker is a secure chemical inventory system designed for academia and administered by Stanford University. This system enables the principal investigator (PI) and the designated lab manager to edit, update and track their inventory online. It has a number of options for labs, such as the ability to designate where chemicals are stored in the lab. ChemTracker compiles the chemical inventories into a database that allows Environmental Health and Safety personnel to search for specific chemicals to identify safety issues and run regulatory reports without asking for special inventories from researchers. All information in the inventory is kept confidential and not shared with anyone but emergency responders. All of the labs on campus that EH&S currently has an inventory for have been added to ChemTracker. Inventory updates must be done on a continuous “real-time” basis. In order to update an inventory either the PI or a lab manager must log on to ChemTracker and make the appropriate additions and deletions to bring their inventory up to date. In order to understand how to do this, follow the link below for the ChemTracker How-To-Guide. The guide goes through the various steps in logging in, finding your inventory, adding chemicals and deleting chemicals.
If you have any questions or are a new PI, please contact EH&S Lab Safety and they will provide information as requested.
- Phone: 352-392-1591
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Update: If you have not had any changes to your inventory within the past year, you may update ChemTracker to reflect this by clicking on the down arrow next to “Modify” and selecting “Modify all to Current Date”.