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Hazard Identification

Laboratory supply receiving personnel who unpack and distribute incoming chemicals should ensure that labels on containers of hazardous chemicals are not removed or defaced.

Material safety data sheets (MSDS) will be available by means of the CISAT computer network system.

Laboratory-generated chemical substances:

  1. If the composition of a chemical produced exclusively for laboratory use is known, available hazard information will be provided to employees exposed to the substance.

  2. If the chemical produced is a byproduct whose composition is not known, the substance should be assumed to be hazardous and handled according to the ISAT Chemical/Biochemical Hygiene & Laboratory Equipment Safety Plan.

If the chemical substance is produced for another user outside of the laboratory, the laboratory shall comply with the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), including the requirements for preparation of MSDS and labeling.

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