In order to obtain commercial/industrial building and/or occupancy permits, most local permit centers and fire districts require a Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement (HMIS) and a Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP). Certain jurisdictions also require that only qualified individuals conduct the hazardous materials classification required for the HMIS.
The classification of chemicals as required by Article 80 of the Uniform Fire Code (UFC) demands not only a thorough understanding of the UFC but also knowledge of chemistry, toxicology, industrial hygiene and other heath and safety issues.
EIC Environmental Health & Safety is well qualified to perform hazardous materials classifications. EIC personnel collectively have over 55 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety fields. Their work experience has ranged from preparation of formal engineering safety analyses, accident consequence analyses, and safety analysis reports for hazardous facilities to writing material safety data sheets and standard operating procedures. EIC personnel are trained in chemistry, toxicology, and industrial hygiene. Since 1989, EIC has prepared numerous HMIS's and HMMP's for Seattle area businesses.