Revised on
01/23/20 10:27am

UC Chemicals

Chemicals is the application available to help you manage your chemical inventory.

Certify and Validate your inventory by Jan. 15, annually.
Click for step-by-step guide (.pdf)

Select to Access Chemicals


Safety Services provides support for Chemicals to anyone managing a chemical inventory (Hazard Communication and other):
  • Granting user access to Chemicals (mobile and web-based)
  • Providing technical assistance related to your chemical inventory management
  • Training users on accessing and using Chemicals
Chemicals meets the CalEPA requirement to begin using the internet to file required Unified Program information and additionally assists UC in compliance with Federal and State regulations.
Materials That Need to be Inventoried in UC Chemicals

All solid and liquid hazardous chemicals and mixtures in quantities of greater than or equal to 1 gm or 1 ml, and any amount of:


We hope you find the materials and information on this page helpful. However, we understand you may have questions and we'd appreciate hearing your suggestions - they could be helpful additions to our growing FAQ and training repository.

Step-by-Step Guides

These topic-based guides will assist with MOST functions in Chemicals. If you have questions or need something clarified, please email
  1. Setting up your Chemicals account
  2. Current PIs: Verifying data migration from CIS to the Chemicals app
  3. Adding to your chemical inventory
  4. Reassigning a container (no barcode)
  5. Creating a sublocation
  6. Editing a chemical container entry

Reconciling Chemicals

Online Video Tutorials

UCLA EH&S YouTube Channel features:

  • Searching for chemicals
  • Transferring chemicals
  • Adding chemicals
  • And other tutorials…

Purchasing a Departmental Scanner

The ChemTag team uses two types of scanners for our operations: an RFID reader and a barcode scanner.

RFID ReaderAlien Scanner
The ALR-H450 by Alien Technology is an RFID reader that can read and process our RFID tags. This device is used to quickly and efficiently reconcile inventory. In addition to scanning RFID tags, the device is also able to connect to other devices, via Bluetooth to transfer reconciliation files.

Barcode Scanners
There are two different types of barcode scanners we use to scan QR codes on container and sublocation tags.

PowerScan PD9531 by Datalogic

The PowerScan PD9531 by Datalogic is a handheld, corded 2D barcode scanner that can scan QR codes and connects to a computer via USB-A.


PowerScan PBT9500 by DatalogicThe PowerScan PBT9500 by Datalogic is a mobile, Bluetooth scanner. It has the same features of the PowerScan PD9531 without the restraint of the cord. The cradle (bottom part) of the device connects to the computer via USB-A cord, but the scanner is cordless.