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Hazardous Materials Inventory

Each Designated Hazard Communication Coordinator is responsible for compiling, maintaining, and updating a master list of hazardous substances used or produced in their department or area. The hazard communication coordinator may be a student employee, staff or faculty member working in that area, lab, or department.

UW Oshkosh subscribes to CISPro Live a web based chemical inventory software service. The hazard communication coordinator in each area may obtain access to this system for managing inventory. Any employee may view the inventory for their area and obtain SDS's. You can log on to CISPro here.

To obtain a username and password contact
The default level of access will allow you to view the inventory and move containers from one location to another. Additional access is granted upon request.

Instruction sheets for using CISPro are available via Google Docs. The files will be shared with you when you request access. Face-to-face training is also available upon request.

You are not obligated to use CISPro. The campus ChemWatch subscription can also be used to satisfy the chemical inventory requirements of the lab standard. Contact Greg Potratz at for details. Alternatively you may use whatever spreadsheet software you are familiar with. A sample format is provided below. 

If you choose to use your own system with a spreadsheet, the basic requirements are as follows:

The inventory should include the chemical or trade name of the product and the name of the manufacturer. Additional informational headings may be added to assist with chemical tracking. The inventory should be able to be sorted for ease of finding information (alphabetically by chemical name is recomended). CAS numbers are also helpful in sorting through chemicals with multiple common names. Be sure to keep the inventory up to date semiannually.

Hazardous Substance Inventory

Organization ______________________ Location _______________________

Product NameCAS Number(s)ManufacturerQuantitySDS Y/NWork Area

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