What to Inventory

What you must inventory is based on regulatory requirements and your institution’s business practices.  The materials list below is typical of what is contained in an inventory system; however, this is not a comprehensive list.  Check with your campus EH&S office, Risk Management, or other appropriate office for your specific requirements.

Generic Example List

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  • Compressed gases (including liquefied gases)
  • Flammable/combustible liquids (i.e., alcohols, solvents, lubricants, paints)
  • Flammable solids (i.e., magnesium, sodium, organo-metallics)
  • Oxidizers (i.e., concentrated mineral acids, bromates, chlorates, permanganates)
  • Organic peroxides (i.e., hydrogen peroxide (>8%), benzoyl peroxide)
  • Poisons not included in the above categories (i.e., biological toxins)
  • Dyes, adhesives, etc.
  • Corrosives (acids or bases which damage living tissues)
  • Controlled substances (DEA listed)