Our university is in the process of developing a central chemical receiving area. We would like to have some input into how others manage chemical receiving, particularly if chemicals are delivered to a central location.
How is ordering of chemicals managed? Is it done by individual PIs/department, or is it centralized?
Is central receiving part of a chemistry department, part of an EHS department (or other)?
Where is the central receiving area located? Inside buildings where there are labs, a separate building near laboratory buildings, or at a distant location (across campus)?
Are chemicals used in art/engineering/theater departments included in requirements for chemicals to all be received at the one location?
How many personnel and what is the scope of their duties? (ordering/receiving/delivering only; part of laboratory inspection and safety training programs)
The committee will likely have more questions, but this is a start.
Thanks for your input!
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