Carnegie Mellon University

Hazardous Materials Purchasing

The new HazMat Pcard is under the governance of the university purchasing card program, but managed solely by and at the discretion of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). This card will improve the ease, transparency, accountability, inventory and safety of hazardous materials purchases at the university.

The HazMat Pcard provides an alternative to an Oracle purchase order (PO), which remains the university’s preferred method for purchasing hazardous materials, and eliminates the need to request exceptions to use a PCard for allowable hazardous material purchases.
Importantly, the HazMat Pcard provides EH&S with the opportunity to review hazardous material purchases on a timely basis to ensure safety and compliance measures are in place, and to reduce the risk involved with purchasing and working with hazardous materials at the university.

Effective January 1, 2019, CMU personnel wishing to purchase allowable hazardous materials on a university credit card must do so via the new HazMat Purchasing Card. Regular purchasing cards (PCards) with annual hazardous material exceptions will be decommissioned at this time.