MI Safety Portal

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What is MI Safety Portal?

MI Safety Portal is a data management system that is used to support U-M’s EHS compliance for our research community.  This comprehensive system will allow users to easily and efficiently manage their EHS compliance by accessing applicable training, inspection, inventory and other records and reports.  This system will also provide a centralized view of compliance in areas of laboratory safety, radiation safety and bio-safety via a single access point.

MI Safety Portal is maintained on a secure server.  It is designed so that each lab director, or designee, using MI Safety Portal can only access the data applicable to their own laboratories.  Logins can be created for Administrative Access, if needed.

MI Safety Portal Login Request

Before you can access the MI Safety Portal, you must complete the MI Safety Portal Login Request.  Within 5-7 business days, you will be granted access and will be able to login via your Kerberos authentication.

NOTE:  Due to MI Safety Portal upgrades, each user needs to authenticate into this system using their Kerberos login and password.  If you had access to the MI Safety Portal previously, you should be able to login and access your assigned inventory(ies).  However, if you cannot access the MI Safety Portal or are a new user or used a group to login previously, please request access to the system via the login request link up above.  If you have any questions, please send an email to MiSafetyPortal@umich.edu.


Campus Implementation

Mi Safety Portal is an expansion of the system that has been used on campus for many years for Chemical Inventory Management.  The system was recently upgraded to include many new features including authentication using your Kerberos login and password.  The goal is to provide a one-stop location for the research community to access their EHS information.  Currently, there are two modules available in the system:

  • Inspections
  • Inventory
  • Incident and Near Miss Reporting

EHS is actively working to expand functionality of the system to include:

  • Training Compliance Verification
  • Radiation Isotope Management
  • Other Safety Inspections beyond Laboratory Inspections
  • Hazardous Waste Management


Chemical Inventory

MI Safety Portal serves two purposes: regulatory compliance and coordination of the use and storage of chemicals.  Maintaining inventories via MI Safety Portal will assist emergency response during incidents on campus as well as facilitating U-M compliance with the US Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS).  MI Safety Portal also assists lab directors in coordinating the storage and use of their chemicals, which will ultimately assist Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) compliance, chemical ordering, and chemical “trading.”

Each lab director (faculty/lab manager/supervisor) is required to maintain a current inventory of all potentially hazardous chemicals stored, used, or produced within each lab that is under their responsibility.  Labs are required to use MI Safety Portal, unless their inventory is included in the Chemistry Department or LNF chemical tracking systems.


Safety Inspections

EHS will be using MI Safety Portal as the main resource for academic and research safety inspections. This is the same system (previously called EHSA) that has been used for managing chemical inventories.  All inspections will be conducted through this system, with the system generating reports, allowing your lab access to view and close out deficiencies, and more. For the calendar year of 2018, lab directors will be receiving inspection reports as a PDF via email, as before, but now will also be able to complete post inspection follow up tasks directly through MI Safety Portal as well. All information will be accessible through the Safety Inspections icon on your MI Safety Portal home screen. Using MI Safety Portal for research safety inspections will make the inspection process easier, more interactive, and will provide much more information for the EHS inspector and for the lab being inspected.