New BUworks Product Category for Controlled Substances and Radioactive Products


    • New controlled substance product categories have been added: SUPPLIES-RADIOACTIVE (94132002) and SUPPLIES-CONTROLLED (92101701).

    • The product category will for controlled substances will automatically add the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EHS) to shopping cart approval workflow.

    • To determine if an item you are purchasing requires the new controlled substance product category, check the list provided by the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration ( or visit the EHS website (


    New Product Category for Controlled Substances:

    Sourcing & Procurement in partnership with EHS has released a new product category for controlled substances and a new approval process involving EHS for purchases of controlled substances described as Supplies-Controlled (92101701) in BUworks.

    In an effort to help simplify the shopping process, the new product category will automatically add EHS to the shopping cart approval workflow.

    For questions regarding controlled substance requirements, please contact  EHS by emailing or visiting the EHS website (

    For questions regarding the purchasing and shopping cart creation for controlled substances, please contact  Bob Simboli, Category Manager, Sourcing & Procurement via or (617) 353-8753.