The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified a list of “chemicals of interest” and now requires entities that possess these chemicals, including UAB, to identify and inventory them no later than Feb. 29.

The DHS list includes 500 chemicals, and the UAB Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) has identified approximately 150 chemicals that may be in use here. OH&S has developed an online inventory program that includes a printable list of these chemicals that can be used as a worksheet; however, the final inventory must be entered electronically.

Go to the OH&S Web site at and click on the Chemical Inventory Program link at the top.  All departments are encouraged to start the inventory now. For more information, call OH&S at 934-2487.