Developing a chemical and hazardous waste inventory system
We describe the development of a chemical management information system (CMIS) that addresses the multiple requirements of university-based chemistry department. The CMIS is a web-based inventory-keeping software developed using PHP and MySQL that provides chemical information such as safety data sheets; tracks individual chemical bottles using a barcode system to monitor stock-levels, consumption, movement and expiration; complies with government regulations on controlled chemicals and hazardous chemical wastes; facilitates sharing of chemicals among different departments; and stores supplier information. It has four user levels with increasing functionality: students; faculty members and researchers; department heads and staff; and technicians and system administrator. Currently, the system manages over 11,000 chemical bottles of three departments in the university.
Jaclyn Elizabeth R. Santos, Franz Nicolas N. Alfonso, Fernando C. Mendizabal, Fabian M. Dayrit, Developing a chemical and hazardous waste inventory system, Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, Volume 18, Issue 6, 2011, Pages 15-18, ISSN 1871-5532, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchas.2011.05.012.