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Chemical Hygiene

Idaho State University strives to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Chemical Hygiene at ISU involves the proper storage, use and disposal of chemicals located in laboratories, research and clinics, as well as in facility operations.

Each college, department, research center, institute, or office (hereafter referred to as “unit”) is responsible for complying with all applicable Federal and State regulations concerning hazardous chemical use, proper safety provisions, management, and disposal.

The Director of the Technical Safety Officer is the University’s primary Chemical Hygiene compliance resource. The Vice President for Research, to whom the Technical Safety Office Director reports, has overall responsibility for chemical hygiene throughout the University.

Best practices and requirements for chemical hygiene at ISU can be found in the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

Participation in the ISU Chemical Inventory is part of the Chemical Hygiene safety plan for all campus facilities.

The following links lead to the Chemoventory website and database. The instructions provide details on how to login and complete an inventory entry for your unit.

Contact the Technical Safety Office at 282-2310 for help with the process.

Getting Started– Register for Chemoventory

In order to begin using Chemoventory the user must submit registration information to the Technical Safety Office.

  1. Print and complete the Chemoventory Form.
    • Mail the completed form to Mail Stop 8106.
  2. Provide the following information to the Technical Safety Office by email to
    • A username (one word, no special characters)
    • Last name
    • First name
    • User’s email (ISU email account; password will be mailed to this address)
    • User’s phone number
    • Supervisor/PI name
    • Supervisor phone number
    • User’s division or division where the chemical belongs
    • Building where user stores chemicals (Name or Bldg #; see Campus Map)
    • Room number where user stores chemicals
  3. TSO Staff will register your user account.

Once you have a reply confirming your new account, access Chemoventory.

See the Chemoventory Instructions to learn how to navigate and enter data into the inventory.


The Chemical Hygiene Safety Committee is appointed by the Vice President for Research and will report to the Director of the Technical Safety Office.


Rich Brey, Director

Technical Safety Office

Physical Sciences Building, Room 101B

785 South 8th Ave.

Pocatello, ID 83209

Phone: (208) 282-3627

Fax: (208) 282-4649




921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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