|Submission Date||Feb. 13, 2013|
On Marquette's campus, thousands of chemicals are utilized, dispensed, transported and disposed. To oversee the handling and storage of these chemicals, Marquette University has procured the chemical inventory database system Chemical Inventory System Professional (CISPro).
The CISPro system enables Marquette to track chemical containers “cradle to grave.” This inventory system is tied into the product catalogs of major chemical suppliers and enables users to look-up product and hazard information including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). In addition, the system identifies a chemical’s National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and the chemical’s hazard classification storage number. This will assist the labs in developing user friendly chemical storage systems and will address storage incompatibilities.
The system enables Marquette to generate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chemicals of interest reports, Fire Code reports and EPA reports. The CISPro system will help Marquette track particularly hazardous substances and their accompanying standard operating procedures.
This system also accommodates chemical reuse and redistribution.
Marquette’s Chemical Inventory Committee meets on a regular basis to conduct lab inventory evaluations, review Marquette’s hazard classification system and develop inventory guidelines and training programs.
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