Chemical inventories are required to comply with a myriad of regulations imposed by the Department of Homeland Security, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal, and other agencies.

Davidson is transitioning to a computerized, bar code chemical inventory system called CHIMERA. Once fully implemented, CHIMERA will provide quick access to chemical inventories in buildings across campus and furnish pertinent chemical hazard information to faculty, staff and emergency responders. CHIMERA will also promote chemical reuse and reduce hazardous waste disposal costs.

To learn more about the new chemical inventory management system and how to use it, view the CHIMERA Manual (PDF). Please email the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager at for access to CHIMERA (login required; read login instructions (PDF)). Individuals must be trained by a current CHIMERA user before access will be granted.