Chemtracker Inventory Management System
Carnegie Mellon University uses the Chemtracker Chemical Inventory Management System. Authorized users will access their chemical inventory to make changes, corrections and updates, prepare inventory reports and obtain safety information on their chemicals, all from this system.
Regular use and updating of your chemical inventory is an essential part of the university’s efforts to comply with various OSHA and EPA regulations as well as to provide critical information to emergency responders entering an area where hazardous chemicals are present.
Browser Requirements for ChemTracker
Instructions for Users
If you have never been into Chemtracker before, you will need to become a Chemtracker USER. To do this, you will need to send an email to one of our adminstrators (see the callout box on the right). Please provide your name, Andrew user ID, campus phone number and the name of the Principal Investigator, Lead Researcher or Chemical owner for your laboratory or work area. This person must approve you to have access to his or her inventory. Once you have been “created” as a USER, you will be provided with a temporary password for entry. You must change this password after you first enter, to one of your own choosing. Remember, you will only be able to access the inventories of the Chemical Owner(s) you have been approved for.
Please refer to the Quick Start Guide at the box to the right.
Additional user guides are available from the ChemTracker help page. (See callout box on the right)
ChemTracker has a barcodes field that will allow you to utilize a barcode reader and barcode stickers with your inventory. This may be useful for inventories > 250 containers total. Please see the Barcodes guide at the box to the right.
To help you become comfortable using ChemTracker, New User Introduction classes are available at CMU. You can register for the single session classroom course using the link at the box to the right.
What To Include In Your Hazardous Materials Inventory
All chemicals and chemical products. Typical examples are:
- Compressed gases (including liquefied gases)
- Flammable/ combustible liquids (i.e., alcohols, solvents, lubricants, paints)
- Flammable solids (i.e., magnesium, sodium, organo-metallics)
- Oxidizers (i.e., concentrated mineral acids, bromates, chlorates, permanganates)
- Organic peroxides (i.e., hydrogen peroxide (>8%), benzoyl peroxide)
- Poisons not included in the above categories, i.e.,:
- biological toxins
- dyes, adhesives, etc.
- specimen solutions
- Corrosives (acids, bases and other materials which are corrosive to the skin)
- Controlled substances (DEA listed)
- Soldering materials
If its not on the DO NOT INCLUDE list and has any sort of hazard associated with it, enter it in the inventory.
DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Retail products used for routine household-like activities (e.g. cleansers, dish soap)
- Materials to be expended within 1-2 days (e.g., working solutions)
- Radioactive materials
- Biohazardous materials
- Non-hazardous buffers
- Growth media
- Enzyme preparations