Chemical Container Labeling
OSHA requirements for labeling under the Chemical Hygiene Plan will be the same as those defined in the hazard communication standard 1910.1200 and 1900.1450. Therefore, all containers in the workplace (including secondary containers (beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, cap bottles, etc.) must contain the following information:
- Identity of the substance.
- Full chemical name.
- Abbreviations and/or symbols are not acceptable.
- Signal word – Danger or Warning.
- Hazard Statement – flammable, oxidizer, irritant, toxic, etc.
- Responsible party.
All labels must be prominently displayed and legibly written (printed) in English and other language as appropriate for employees. It is the responsibility of the principal investigator to inspect all incoming shipments of containers of hazardous chemicals to ensure that they bear labels with the appropriate information. The existing manufacturer label must not be removed. If the original label must be replaced, it must contain the same information as the original label.
OSHA Hazard Communication Chemical Container Label
Review the Chemical Hygiene Plan or Laboratory Safety Manual for a detailed discussion on the chemical container labeling.