Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 15:00:12 -0400
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Subject: Re: safety and nomenclature

To: "'William C. Penker'" 
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] safety and nomenclature
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 14:51:03 -0400

Re: Caustic Soda,
The chemical name as you probably know is Sodium Hydroxide, It comes either
in a liquid form which is a diluted 50% solution, or solid in three shapes:
solid about 99 % , flakes  or pearls / prills and they are 96 to 98 %.
  Its in strict violation to the DOT to move barrels or drums of this product
without the correct packing and labeling.
This should include, a UN certified drum, or bag, Corrosive label 8, UN
number, Chemical name ( Sodium Hydroxide ),CAS number, packing group II, and
a poison sign.

Even in conducting a repacking operation, if this was the case with this
engineering company, same labeling regulations should be followed...

  R. Iskandar Ph.D.
  JLM Industries Inc.

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