Register Your Laboratory

Those already familiar with this process should go directly to the online chemical inventory page.

The Online Laboratory Registry enables labs to provide emergency contact information and information about laboratory hazards to emergency responders. This is critical information for: 

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

The online inventory contains information such as:

  • who is currently associated with or working in a particular location or UVM laboratory
  • the names and amount of hazardous chemicals stored in a campus lab or specific location
  • other specific information emergency responders need to know during an emergency response.


During work hours or during an off-hours emergency, the information provided by Lab Supervisors in the online registration is a key part of the hazard assessment that will be completed before anyone enters a lab area during an emergency situation.  The registry is easily updated by logging in with a UVM NetID.

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