Please use your CSUN Single Sign-on Credentials to access RSS. 

RSS Chemicals is a chemical inventory management tool that allows groups to quickly add chemicals by searching chemical name, CAS#, or even product number for certain vendors. Chemicals also serves as a digital SDS library, allowing users to quickly view the chemicals in their labs and the hazards, first aid, storage requirements, compatibility considerations, etc. The Chemicals tool requires, at minimum, annual re-certification by the P.I. that it accurately reflects their chemical inventory, but users are encouraged to use the tool ad-hoc any time chemicals are added or removed from inventory.

Chemical inventories can be easily managed and searched using the "UC Chemicals" app, available on iOS and Android!

Installing the Chemicals Application

For iOS Users

For Android Users

  1. Navigate to the App Store 
  2. Search for "UC Chemicals"
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your campus credentials
  1. Navigate to the Google Play Store
  2. Search for "UC Chemicals"
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your campus credentials

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I start using barcodes?

Although the Chemicals software supports it, currently CSUN has not begun to use barcodes to manage chemical inventories yet. Contact EH&S for questions.

2. Does the system support sharing?

Yes. PIs can add colleagues within the application. Once established, this relationship allows researchers to search for chemicals within their colleagues labs and to submit requests to borrow.

3. Are the inventories private?

Yes. By default, other groups cannot see the contents of your inventory, even if they are in the same location. RSS Admins will be able to access your chemical inventory through the analytics tool.

4. Is Chemicals available as a mobile application?

Yes. Chemicals is available as a native mobile application for iOS and Android devices and also as a web-based application. Search “UC Chemicals” in the appropriate app store.

5. Does the app provide substructure searching?

Substructure searching is available on the desktop version. Select Search, then select the Substructure link.

6. The chemical information is incorrect. How do I correct this?

If chemical information is incorrect, users can report an issue. For mobile devices, select the Message icon located to the right of the chemical name to report an issue. For desktop, select the menu icon in the upper right hand corner and select Report A Problem.

7. How do I add/delete members for my lab?

Members of your lab can be managed through the CSU Safety Profile page. PIs can also designate a Delegate who can manage users and create groups on behalf of the PI.

8. I have a new building or room for my lab, how do I add this?

A PI or Lab Manager can manage locations through the CSU Safety Profile page. Select the Locations tab for your group and select the Add button to add a buildings/rooms.

9. How can I get access to the Manage Lab section?

The Manage Lab section is available to only PIs and their lab managers. Please ask your PI to add you as a Lab Manager.

10. How do I correct a chemical that was incorrectly added to my inventory? Do I need to delete the chemical and add a new one?

The Reassign feature allows you to update an existing chemical to the correct chemical.