Report your metallic lead


Lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates in the body and damages the nervous system and causes blood disorders. Faculty, staff and students using metallic lead in a lab, shop or other workspace could be at risk for toxic lead exposure.

All quantities of metallic lead (e.g., metallic lead like bricks, buoy weights, window weights, lead sheeting, or solder) must be recorded in MyChem. MyChem is the UW’s chemical inventory management system and helps maintain our compliance with environmental and occupational health requirements.

EH&S uses the MyChem inventories to identify work places that need a lead safety program, so we can keep you apprised of regulatory information and relevant safety resources such as training, monitoring and outreach information.

Check with your supervisor, PI, or lab safety manager to ensure the metallic lead in your workspace is recorded in the UW’s chemical inventory system.

For more information about MyChem, visit the MyChem webpage.

Please email or call 206.616.4046 with questions.