Chemical Inventory & MSDS eBinder

Click to access the new link to our eBinder on MSDSonline. There is now just one link for both the eBinder of MSDS' on campus and searching for new MSDS.

You will need to know NMU's ID and Password to sign in. This information has been sent to you but may also be obtained by contacting Kim Hegmegee, khegmege@nmu.edu, ext. 1415; or Mike Bath, mbath@nmu.edu, ext. 2757. 

Purpose

In order to comply with regulatory requirements, including the MIOSHA General Industry Hazardous Communication Standard and MIOSHA Hazardous Work In Laboratories, an annual inventory identifying hazardous materials on campus is required. The purpose is to ensure that the hazards of chemicals on campus are evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is available to employees, students and visitors.  

Compliance:

Northern Michigan University has committed to inventorying hazardous materials on site annually as described below (see items required to be inventoried).  By providing the NMU Safety Department a chemical inventory list annually, the safety data sheets for all chemicals on campus are provided on MSDS Online.  Included below is a list of items that may be required to be inventoried as well as items not required to be inventoried.

For a list of items that may be required to inventory please refer to the Chemical Inventory Guidelines and the Waste Disposal Guidelines

 

Reporting Your Chemical Inventory to NMU Safety Department Using the Hazardous Material Inventory Additions and Deletions Form .

To view and print the current inventory for each department, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to NMU MSDS Online: 

  2. Enter University Password

  3. Select MENU on the upper left side of screen. 

  4. Select Location from the drop down menu. 

  5. Select your location from the listing. 

  6. Print Inventory List

    • Right click on the page

    • Select Print

  7. Cross out any chemicals you no longer have on this list

  8. For additional products, use the Hazardous Materials Additions and Deletions worksheet.

  9. This list must be provided to the Safety Department in a manner that is easy to decipher.

  10. If your department has no changes to the inventory, please check the box on the bottom of the Hazardous Material Additions and Deletions form.

  11. Sign the Hazardous Material Inventory Additions and Deletions Worksheet and forward it to the Police Department, Carley Leanes.

  12. The information submitted by your department will be updated on the MSDS eBinder via the Safety Department.

 

Searching for Products

Searching for a Product by Location: 

  • Select MENU on the upper left side of the screen. 
  • Select Location from the drop down Menu. 
  • Select Location
  • Find the product you are looking for
  • To view the PDF SDS - Click on the PDF icon  

General Search for a Product: 

  • Click on MENU on the upper left side of the screen. 
  • Select eBinder
  • Type in the product name, product identifier, or manufacturer identifier (some products have numbers in front of them which make them hard to find. Make sure you include those in your search. If you can't find a product, try changing the options you are using to search).
  • Once you have found the product you can view the PDF SDS by clicking on the PDF icon

Searching for a Product That Isn't in the NMU eBinder:

  • Click on MENU on the upper left side of the screen
  • Click on the MSDS Online Search 
  • Type in the product, product identifier, or manufacturer identifier (some products have numbers in front of them which make them hard to find. Make sure you include those in your search. If you can't find a product, try changing the options you are using to search).
  • Once you have found the product you can view the PDF SDS by clicking on the PDF icon
  • If you need the product added to the NMU eBinder, check the box next to the product. 
  • A box will pop up on the right side of the screen. Click add to eBinder. 
  • Fill out the contact and reason information and click submit.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Hegmegee at 227-1415 or Mike Bath at 227-2152.