Chemical Storage, Labeling, & Inventory

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Summary: Hazardous chemicals must be stored, labeled and inventoried properly to avoid confusion or mistaken identity of a chemical, to provide separation of incompatible materials, and to provide information for emergency response personnel.
Storage and labeling How to do this?
All Hazardous Chemicals
  1. Refer to the chemical safety database to determine Stanford University storage groups for specific chemicals.
  2. See Stanford’s Chemical Compatibility Chart.
NSAR Select Toxins
  1. In addition to the general requirements for storing and labeling hazardous chemicals, provide one layer of physical security (i.e., toxin secured within locked freezer, or secured within a permanently fixed lock box) for select agent toxins.
  2. See Stanford’s Select Toxins web page at http://selecttoxins.stanford.edu for more information.
Controlled Substances (acquired under SU’s Institutional Program)
  1. In addition to the general requirements for storing and labeling hazardous chemicals, controlled substances must be stored and labeled according the institutional program.
  2. Specifically, controlled substances must be stored in a securely locked, substantially constructed cabinet, located where access is limited. EXCEPTION: The following substances must be stored in a safe: Carfentanil, etorpine hydrochloride, and diprennorphine.
Inventory How to do this?
All Hazardous Chemicals Track inventory online via Chemtracker at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/researchlab/chem/inven/index.html
NSAR Select Toxins In addition to tracking the inventory online, ensure that exempt quantity levels are not exceeded by promptly updating Chemtracker after every container of NSAR Select Toxin is acquired, depleted, or inactivated.
Controlled Substances In addition to tracking the inventory online, maintain a continuous usage log using SU’s Controlled Substance Usage Log.