Register Your Laboratory

Lab Supervisors or Lab Safety Officers who need to UPDATE an existing lab registry can go here.

What is the Lab Registry?

The Online Laboratory Registry is an inventory of all labs on campus. Lab Supervisors, or designated Lab Safety Officers, are able to access and required to create a lab registry that includes a lab roster and chemical/gas inventory. There is a comment box available for labs to include any information they might think would be useful or criticial for emergency responders to know during a lab emergency. This information is required to be updated every 6 months by logging in with a UVM NetID.

Who Uses This Information?

The information labs enter in this database is is critical for the following emergency responders:

  • Risk Management and Safety staff,
  • Burlington Fire Department,
  • UVM Rescue,
  • UVM Police Services, and
  • Physical Plant personnel.

 

During a lab emergency, whether during work hours or off-hours, the online lab information is a key part of the hazard assessment that will be conducted before entering a lab during an emergency situation.  

 

REMINDER: The online roster and inventory is required to be updated every 6 months.

  • Please review your current lab roster and your chemical list to make sure it is current.
  • Go all the way to the end of the chemical inventory lists to answer one final question regarding whether or not you use select agents.
  • RE-save the inventory information. The date on your overall inventory will then change. 

Laboratory Supervisors or a designated Laboratory Safety Officer is responsible for completing the online registration.

More information about the roles and responsibilities of Lab Supervisors and Lab Safety Officers can be found on the Laboratory Supervisor Responsibilities page.

Online Inventory Documentation

 A printed copy of the online registry and chemical inventory should also be kept in the Lab Safety Notebook. 

There are just three steps involved in completing the online inventory:

  1. Enter each laboratory by room number. Some labs may be grouped into one larger lab space. If you are unsure contact Safety staff.
  2. Use the comment box to note any special information about your work or equipment. Think about what information might be important to Burlington Fire Dept or any other emergency responder blindly entering your area.
  3. Identify all those who work in the laboratory or location. Use their UVM NetID. Be sure to click on Save Roster so that their name pops up underneath their NetID. 
  4. Add emergency cell phone numbers for the PI and the Lab Safey Officer. These will not be seen by everyone, only those with security access.
  5. Note the general amounts of "hazardous chemicals of concern" (HCOC) stored in the laboratory on a routine basis.

 

Easiest Way to Enter an Online Inventory

1) Print a copy of the Hazardous Chemicals of Concerns (HCOC) list and use this as you walk the lab taking an 

inventory. The HCOC list is attached to the Chemical Use Planning Forms; it is the last 4 pages. 

Then, go to the online chemical inventory page.

When you click on this link, a pop-up box will ask for your UVM NetID and password. (These are the same as those you use to log into PeopleSoft).   Note: If someone else has already used this form on your computer, you may already be logged into the system. Quit your browser and restart it to avoid this problem.

If you have any questions, contact Risk Management & Safety at safety@uvm.edu