Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2004 14:12:46 -0700
Reply-To: "Souder, Maggie" <Maggie.Souder**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UCR.EDU>
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From: "Souder, Maggie" <Maggie.Souder**At_Symbol_Here**EHS.UCR.EDU>
Subject: Chemical and Biological Inventory Hazard Analysis

Univ. of CA, Riverside and Univ. of CA, Irvine are working together to include chemical hazard data in our chemical inventories and are very interested in a database including this information. Some classification information was gathered from existing lists (e.g., regulatory agency data/lists, etc.) and the company doing our on-line inventory management has written script to aid us in manual data mining from MSDSs (flash point, pH, toxicity data, etc.). Currently we have students performing the data mining. Our efforts to classify our inventoried chemicals from regulatory agency lists were disappointing since many regulatory databases have short lists compared to what is found in a research institution. Our own old, in-house classifications (from previous inventory management systems) were considered unreliable due to the probably inconsistent, undocumented decision-making methods used years ago. Regards, Maggie Maggie Souder Environmental/HazMat Specialist University of California, Riverside Environmental Health & Safety Riverside, CA 92521-0306 (909) 827-6303 (909) 827-5122 - FAX NOTE: Phone prefixes have changed to 827- NOTE: On July 17, 04, the area code will change to (951). -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Jay Rappaport Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 11:30 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: Chemical and Biological Inventory Hazard Analysis I would like to know what environmental health and safety departments elsewhere have in the way of chemical and biological inventory analysis software. We are developing an application for Temple University that analyzes inventories for hazardous chemicals based on various hazardous chemical lists, in addition to the NFPA data, peroxide formers, chemicals listed by the drug enforcement agency and performs EPCRA analysis for EPA reporting. Based on this information, chemical and biological inventories can be analyzed by safety personnel and transmitted to emergency responders as needed. Is this something other organizations need as well? Jay Rappaport, Ph.D. Professor and Temple University IBC Chair

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