From: Melissa Charlton-Smith <charltonsmith**At_Symbol_Here**WVWC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory
Date: May 15, 2013 6:26:41 AM EDT
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they are lab quantities, and I'm aware of the process quantities regulations...I don't have those quantities, we are an undergraduate private college with lots of legacy chems in very small quantities. I've managed to slim them down over the past 10 years between usage for those usable and professional disposal for those that can't be used. We have a good waste management program that I developed several years ago as well as a chemical identification program and solvent recycling program.

My issue is the need for a less cumbersome digital inventory system. I currently have a spreadsheet of everything and a complete msds filing of all chems. We have a good grip on the chemical management including legacy chems I would just like less cumbersome digital inventory and a barcode system to apply when we do our move/rearrangement, also a way to handle chemicals check outs more efficiently.

thanks though! appreciate the concern.


On May 15, 2013 5:40 AM, "James Keating" <jameskeating1944**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

4000 different chemicals wow

Are they laboratory quantities? If. You possess process quantities of certain chemicals osha requirements a PSM program.

Those chemicals that are unidentified legacy chemicals they must be identified and dispositioned properly while protecting the safety and health of those who open the containers and sample the contents.

After identifying and quantifying the waste it must be packaged and offered for shipment and disposal in accordance with a variety of regulations.

Jim Keating

On May 14, 2013 9:55 PM, "Ashwani Vij" <ashwanivij**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Hi Stefan,

Very interesting point. This may actually help prevent stockpiling, especially if a fee is charged based on quantity lifecycle (as opposed to number of containers - you may start seeing gallons/kilogram bottles because the price is cheaper). Also, don't forget to add disposal costs.

It's all economics these days :)


On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan wrote:
As we begin to expand our existing bar code chemical inventory system, the folks in Administration are asking if there are any institutions that charge a fee back to departments in order to pay for the system..

Hard economic times lead to such inquiries from VP's.

I appreciate any comments regarding funding of chemical inventory systems, related staffing, and delivery vehicles, etc.

-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM

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