Chemical Inventory Management
University Safety Policy SY39 - Hazardous Chemical Inventory Management - requires that all work areas maintain a chemical inventory in the Chemical Inventory Management System (CHIMS).
Note - CHIMS migration to the new software platform has been completed. New User Guides are available and should be reviewed prior to accessing the system.
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.