Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Matt Simon, Andrew Bevan, Phil Collins and Allan Wright

Matt Simon, Andrew Bevan, Phil Collins and Allan Wright at the 64th CSHEMA Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona. 

The UNH Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) has been rewarded for its development of an online chemical and environmental management inventory database system that keeps track of all chemicals — everything from Windex to highly toxic and explosive chemicals — on the campus

OEHS received the Innovation Award of Merit from the national Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association for UNHCEMS® (UNH Chemical Environmental Management System), developed by OEHS and the Research Computing Center.

Developed for chemical owners, laboratory associates, students and emergency responders at UNH Durham and UNH Manchester, UNHCEMS® tracks compliance for more than 40,000 individual chemical containers, maintains more than 30,000 unique safety data sheets and offers more than 130 training and compliance programs. There are an estimated 8,800 users, ranging from faculty, students, staff, visitors and outside contractors. 

The Innovation Award of Merit honors the achievements of colleges and universities in the areas of process improvement, resource enhancement and safety culture. Nominees are evaluated on their ability to improve health and safety concerns, cost and method of implementation, the organization and presentation of material and the adaptability of the program to other institutions.

The award was presented at the 64th CSHEMA Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona.