Ordering and Receipt of Hazardous Materials including all CEMS Inventoried Substances

This document provides the procedures required for the ordering and receipt of hazardous materials and other substances tracked through the CEMS (Chemical Environmental Management System) inventory database. Procedures for using a Procard or a Purchase Order are described. Hazardous Materials should be handled by trained personnel; the majority of these materials will require bar coding. The inventoried materials must be entered into the CEMS database correctly, including storage areas, hazards and the responsible owner, especially for safety and emergency response purposes. (This information also helps to maintain regulatory compliance to the US EPA’s Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, 40 CFR Part 355 and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Regulations 29 CFR 1910.1200.)