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A. Labeling Requirements

Every hazardous chemical received at ESF is labeled with the following information:

  1. the identity of the hazardous chemical
  2. the appropriate hazard warnings
  3. the name and address of the manufacturer
  4. the date received
  5. the identification of the purchaser

DO NOT remove or deface the original label.

B.  Chemical Waste Labeling Requirements

Chemical waste that is a “Hazardous Waste” must be labeled:

  1. “Hazardous Waste”
  1. Specific contents (ex. Ethyl ether, acetone)

For complete instructions on how to identify, store, label, and submit hazardous waste for disposal, see Appendix L.

C.  Transfer of Chemicals

When hazardous chemicals are transferred from their original containers, the new container must be labeled with:

  1. the name of the chemical and manufacturer
  2. the appropriate hazard warning
  3. the date of original container
  4. the name of person responsible for the chemicals

D.  Exceptions to Labeling Requirement

  1. Portable containers intended for same day use, solely by the person performing the transfer.
  2. Laboratory-use-only containers such as test tubes, flasks, beakers, and Petri plates

Laboratory stock solutions may be marked with cryptic codes but they must be logged on the Chemical Code Sheet. (See Appendix C)

Laboratory Directors are designated to ensure that all hazardous chemicals used in their laboratories are properly labeled.