Project Name: Clever Chemical
Team: Greg Brady, Maryam Borton, Quentin Gilly, Dan Holabaugh, Kathryn Kaminski, Peter Kelly-Joseph, Anthony Michetti, Leigh Needleman, Chiu-Oan Ngooi, Asif Riaz, Kevin Wnek
Schools and Units Represented: CADM-Campus Services, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, SEAS, FAS, HUIT, FAD, CS EHS, OFS
To answer the question, “What chemical inventory management technology will provide the best combination of operational efficiency, safety, compliance, sustainability, and benefit to university stakeholders, and how should such a system be implemented?”, and to build momentum toward a solution.
This pilot will answer the following question and build momentum to implement a solution and/or integrate the solution with our existing static inventory/door placarding system. “What chemical inventory management technology will provide the best combination of operational efficiency, safety, compliance, sustainability and benefit to university stakeholders, and how should such a system be implemented?” This is important to researchers, support staff, EHS, OFS, strategic procurement, and IT. The benefit of this project is building a foundation to implement a dynamic chemical inventory and lab door placarding system that can reduce costs, save time, promote energy efficiency, and improve safety and compliance.
Successfully piloted a dynamic chemical inventory software and rebuilt LabPoint.
After purchasing th ve necessary equipment the team developed an operational plan for use of inventory as well as a method to audit and reconcile inventory records and uploaded chemical inventories into the system. The project team then identified six pilot labs to test software options and surveyed them to understand their needs. Pilot labs, including EH&S and HSPH, were trained on use of the inventory system and provided feedback and recommendations. The existing LabPoint system was rebuilt and tested by EH&S and successfully launched. The team now plans to roll out both LabPoint and the SEAS chemical inventory over the next year and gather data on how both are working.
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