MI Safety Portal

To access the MI Safety Portal (MISP), click the button below:

Note:  complete and submit the applicable Registration Form that pops-up if you cannot access the MISP after clicking on the button above.  Alternatively, complete the MI Safety Portal Login Request in order to request access.

Within 2-3 business days, you will be granted access and will be able to login via your Kerberos authentication.

If you have any problems registering, cannot access the MISP or any have questions, please send an email to MiSafetyPortal@umich.edu.

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 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 three 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

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.

Below is a link to the MISP’s Inventory User manual and links to spreadsheets that can be populated with chemical inventories then emailed to EHS at MiSafetyPortal@umich.edu for processing and uploading into the MISP.

Please note, it is expected that after an initial inventory has been uploaded by EHS into the MISP, it will be maintained by the lab.  This includes doing regular updates within the MISP, at least annually, if not more often.  EHS will not accept a lab’s inventory to upload again due to inventory edits that should have been made in the MISP such as additions to the inventory, disposal of chemicals, quantity changes, etc.

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.

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