Inventorying the current stock of chemicals, cleaning products etc. is one of the primary steps in the chemical management process. In order for a school to carry out safe disposal of un-wanted or waste chemicals, school personnel first need to identify what they have, and what should be removed from school grounds. In this Toolkit, the Inventory worksheets provide a long laundry list of potentially hazardous chemicals or products that may be found in the school’s Science Labs, Auto Shop, Wood Shop, Art classroom, Photography classroom, or Custodial closet. As school personnel use these worksheets, the list of items identified through the inventory process will likely be narrower than the list provided in the worksheet. Conversely, though we have tried our best to include any and all potentially hazardous products that might appear in each school arena, in some cases school personnel may need to add items to the worksheet that are not currently listed. In addition to the actual inventory worksheets, you will find a detailed document on Inventory Instructions as well as a document on Inventory Best Practices.
Once the inventory has been completed and the necessary waste disposed of, it is critical to conduct regular (preferably annual) inventories to ensure that history does not repeat itself in the form of another chemical stockpile.
In addition to inventory checklists found within the individual Department-Specific sections, the inventory point person will find the following helpful files (including Instructions) in theInventory sub-section within the Administion section of the Toolkit.
- Inventory Instructions
- Inventory Tips