A chemical inventory list from each department is mandatory in ensuring that Thomas Jefferson University maintains compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and The Joint Commission requirements.
The department of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for obtaining updated chemical inventory lists from each department that stores or uses hazardous materials. The chemical inventory list must be kept on file in the department and a copy sent to EH&S.. This updated information will be incorporated into the existing chemical inventory created for each Hospital and University Building, in the event of an emergency (i.e. fire) Thomas Jefferson’s Response Team and the Philadelphia Fire Department will be able to access this inventory to retrieve chemical information.
The department of Environmental Health and Safety is requiring each department to provide the following information on the chemical inventory list:
- Building and Room Number
- Contact person and contact number
- Date prepared/updated
- Chemical Name
- Total Quantity
- MSDS Available
The Chemical Inventory list should be updated annually and each time a hazardous material is added or removed from inventory.