If you have chemicals on campus (including remote properties) and need a NEW ACCOUNT in the CHIMERA online database,
You may login once you have an approved account by clicking on CHIMERA
For login or software problems click here for help!
A NEWLY UPDATED SELF TRAINING AND HELP manual describing the main menu items within CHIMERA is available by clicking here.
You will need to be able to read pdf files.
There is also a one page Quick Start Guide available HERE!
TIP! When using any of the Inventory Management menus, if you do not use barcodes,
then click the link above the blank Bar Code field to search/edit STATIC items by room.
CHIMERA has provided us with a link to search and download their and our Safety Data Sheets (SDS's) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's). This service is available to all SIUE students and employees without enrollment or accounts.
To add additional rooms or request other account changes email email@example.com with:
This software will provide several upgraded features, but the major one is that the the vendor will locate and upload MSDS's and SDS's into the system for you. You may then simply print them out when needed.
This requirement is necessary to meet many needs beyond each individual department's own uses including, government mandated reports, assuring employee and student safety, and for the safety and decision-making of emergency response personnel such as firefighters, urban search and rescue, etc..
Paper or spreadsheet copies of inventories are acceptable for your department's own uses, but NOT for campus-wide needs.
Any group possessing any quantity of chemicals for other than truly personal use must setup an account in the database, then enter and maintain their own inventory.
Examples of chemicals that may sometimes be overlooked for inventorying by departments are:
Below are links to some regulatory interpretations regarding MSDS's and Hazardous Materials
See Chemical Hazard Communication Plan in the Safety menu box to the left of the screen.