Chemical Inventory Management
University Safety Policy SY39 - Hazardous Chemical Invenotry Management - requires that all work areas maintain a chemical inventory in the Chemical Inventory Management System (CHIMS).
Note - CHIMS will be off-line starting at 5:00pm on 11/29/18 to transition to the new software platform. The migration is expected to last through 01/07/19. During the transition period you will not have access to CHIMS.
Regular use and required annual updates of the chemical inventory is an essential part of Penn State's efforts to comply with various regulations (e.g., Department of Homeland Security, Uniform Fire/Building Code, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know, etc.) as well as to provide critical information to emergency responders entering an area where hazardous chemicals are present.
Work areas are also required to maintain a hard copy of their CHIMS chemical inventory.
The form to request new accounts can be found on the Forms tab to the left.