4. PRODUCT LABELS
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All containers of regulated substances at The University of the South shall
be labeled. Containers of hazardous substances are labeled to identify their
contents and to alert employees to hazards. The definition of "container"
encompasses all receptacles used for the storage or transport of hazardous
substances, such as bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, cans, cylinders, drums,
reaction vessels and storage tanks.
At each work location, the person responsible for receiving materials shall
insure that hazardous substances are listed on the inventory and verify
that all incoming containers of hazardous substances are labeled with the
1. the name of all hazardous substances;
2. the name and address of the manufacturer, importer, vendor or other
responsible party; and
3. appropriate hazard warnings (i.e., words, pictures or symbols that
convey the hazard of the contained substances).
When a hazardous substance is transferred from one container to another,
the secondary container shall be similarly labeled by the employee making
the transfer. Stock labels are available from the Department Safety Coordinator
or the EHS office. The only exception to this requirement shall be portable
safety containers, used by an employee to transfer a hazardous substance
from a labeled container to the place where the employee is immediately
going to use the hazardous substance.