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Chemical Environmental Management System (CEMS)

rowlettElisabeth Rowlett
Chemical Management Safety Specialist
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CEMS is a barcode-based system to record and manage information about the quantity, location and properties of chemical inventory and biological agents. It automates record-keeping and saves time, money and space by maintaining stock at appropriate levels and eliminating unnecessary purchases.


Other benefits include:

  • Provides access to more than 49,000 Safety Data Sheets (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets) updated regularly.
  • Increases efficiency by maintaining an up-to-date inventory of all chemicals and making them easy to locate.
  • Automates record-keeping and waste removal requests by identifying chemicals with specific shelf life and specific storage requirements, making it easier to know when to remove old or expired chemicals.
  • Calculates total amount of certain chemicals to comply with the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

To request a training session, please contact Elisabeth Rowlett.

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Chemical Environmental Management System (CEMS)

Search for Material Safety Data Sheets on CEMS