From: Emily Reiter <e.reiter**At_Symbol_Here**ALASKA.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] chemical receiving
Date: June 28, 2012 6:22:25 PM EDT
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How is ordering of chemicals managed?  Is it done by individual PIs/department, or is it centralized?
At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, ordering is done by departments or individuals.  (Ideally, by a purchasing agent in a department, sometimes by an individual PI with a procard.  For the Chem department, all ordering of hazardous materials must be done by the primary admin and/or stockclerk and approved by the safety officer.)

Is central receiving part of a chemistry department, part of an EHS department (or other)?
Not centralized.  In the Chem department, it comes to the main office, and is moved to a holding area on the second floor (for teaching lab materials) or on a cart inside a research lab (for research lab materials).  Very large or expensive items go to a central receiving building. 

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)?
Most boxes come to the main chemistry office.  Large quantities go to the loading dock at the back of the building.  Very large/expensive items first go the central receiving (which is located several miles away from the Chemistry building).

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)
Not sure I can answer that. 

The committee will likely have more questions, but this is a start.

Thanks for your input!


Leslie B. Coop, CCHO | Lab Manager, Safety Coordinator | Chemistry Department
University of Arkansas at Little Rock | 2801 S. University Ave. | Little Rock, AR 72204
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Emily Reiter

Emily Reiter

Laboratory Coordinator/Safety Coordinator

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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