Visiting Dartmouth College Team Studies UNH Chemical Environmental Management Program

Visiting Dartmouth College Team Studies UNH Chemical Environmental Management Program

Apr 16, 2014

A team from Dartmouth College's Office of Environmental Health and Safety visited campus on April 04, 2014 to learn about the university’s Chemical Environmental Management System (CEMS), reports Brad Manning, Director of Environmental Health and Safety.

In 2001, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) developed an innovative approach to chemical management using a web-based application called UNHCEMS®. The program, designed by UNH's Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) and Research Computing Center  (RCC), enables colleges and universities to manage their chemical inventory from procurement to disposal (“cradle to grave”).  The CEMS web-based program was established to improve laboratory safety and track quantities and locations of hazardous materials and provide emergency response information to laboratory and emergency response personnel.

Other universities such as Arizona State, Penn State, Brown and Massachusetts have also sent teams to study how the program might be emulated on their campuses.

The Dartmouth College visiting team included Director Maureen O'Leary, Associate Directors Katrina Morgan and Michael Cimis, Biological Safety Officer Dr. Brenda Petrella and Radiation Safety Officer Tom Diaz.

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