Chemical Safety - Containers Unlabeled or Labeled Improperly

Audit finding: Containers unlabeled or labeled improperly

Adverse consequence(s):  The improper handling of chemical waste can result in injuries to employees, damage to the environment, and fines from regulatory agencies

Corrective Action: All chemical containers must be labeled, in English, as to their contents. Chemical formulae are not permitted as the sole means of identification. Reused containers must be completely defaced of the old label, prior to relabeling with the new contents. Unlabeled containers are automatically considered unknown hazardous waste, and are problematic and expensive to dispose of.

Container labels must be in good condition