Western Washington University is transitioning its chemical inventory management to CHIMERA: the Chemical Inventory Management & Electronic Reporting Application, developed by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Starting this year, departments across Western’s campus are replacing or supplementing their inventory management systems with the CHIMERA online system.
CHIMERA provides Western with a number of advantages over previous systems. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) will be stored online, increasing ease of access for persons who interact with chemicals. The online inventory system also allows faculty to easily obtain detailed information about their chemical inventory, preventing wasteful over-stocking of research chemicals. CHIMERA also makes chemical information more accessible to regulators and emergency personnel, which improves the emergency response and keeps WWU students, faculty and staff safe.
Before using CHIMERA, please contact your department for training and login credentials.
CHIMERA User Manual *Note- Enabling the Navigation pane in MS word facilitates searching by topic
Note: CHIMERA will be updating MSDS in accordance with 2012 Federal regulations, as they become available. In the future MSDS will be callled Safety Data Sheets (SDS).