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Chemical Inventories

All research laboratories, shops and spaces are required to maintain a chemical inventory that includes all hazardous chemicals stored in the laboratory. Chemical inventories are maintained through the CampusOptics system. PIs, or their TA's/GS's/Lab Manager are responsible for review and updating inventory records.

Maintaining the chemical inventory:

  1. Access the inventory using CampusOptics system.
  2. Review the inventory at the beginning of each semester and update as needed.

CampusOptics, a cross-functional EH&S platform designed specifically for institutions of higher education that supports safety compliance, chemical inventories, and compliance inspections.

Access CampusOptics

CampusOptics: odu.campusoptics.com


No Login created?

With the new system, you will have to create a user login. Search your inbox for an email from "CampusOptics" that provides a link to create the login or notify EHS and we will have the system re-send the link (EHS cannot create logins for users).

  • Its also required that the PI of labs register to use the system. EHS knows majority of lab spaces have TA's/GA's and/or a lab manager doing the work, but we also like to have PIs use the system just to oversee and view other items within the site (Assets, SDS's).

Login Created:

If you have already created a login, please follow this link odu.campusoptics.com to access the new inventory system, which displays chemical inventory and Safety Data sheets.

Once logged in, click on "HAZMAT", then "CONTAINERS", you should be able to view your inventory that was transferred from previous system. If you have any problems logging in or viewing your inventory, please reach out to us at ehsdept@odu.edu for assistance.

No Inventory displayed:

Once logged in, click on "HAZMAT" then "CONTAINERS", you should be able to view your inventory. If no inventory is shown and you use/store chemicals, you will need to create an inventory using the following template.

Add Lab Staff/TAs/GAs

If you would like to add your lab staff, TA's/GA's, send an email to ehsdept@odu.edu with the following information:

  • Names
  • Email address
  • Bldg & Lab(s) number

Lab Staff will also get the same email to create a login. EHS cannot create logins for users, only have the site send the invite email.


Users Help Guide:

The help guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to maintain your inventory and use the site.

Inventory Template:

Use the following Excel spreadsheet to maintain your lab(s) inventory on a computer and also online.

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