Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:21:53 -0700
Reply-To: Jim Quinn <quinnj**At_Symbol_Here**METRO.DST.OR.US>
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From: Jim Quinn <quinnj**At_Symbol_Here**METRO.DST.OR.US>
Subject: Re: Request for Advice on Chemical Hygiene
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There are systems for identifying unlabeled containers, such as the HazCat kit: but it takes quite a bit of training and you have to have a variety of test reagents on hand. Jim Quinn Hazardous Waste Program Manager Metro 600 NE Grand, Portland, OR 97232 503/797-1662, fax 503/797-1795 quinnj**At_Symbol_Here** >>> 7/17/2007 5:42 AM >>> I am in Thailand and the day after I arrived I ran a one day workshop on Information and Communication Technologies as the fourth day of a five day nation wide workshop for high school teachers. I included a section on MSDS and Chemical Hygiene, and on the following day I was given written questions by the "adjun" (teachers). Although only a minor part of my workshop was on chemical hygiene, every question but one dealt with either chemical hygiene issues or green chemistry. It appears that in this humid land (full of black mold) there is a propensity for labels to disintegrate off bottles in school stock rooms, and I was asked what to do. So, I am asking if anyone has any web based (or other) protocols for dealing with unlabeled containers that I could share. I would really appreciate any input as these are great people whom I believe have far greater problems than we do when it come to chemical hygiene issues and they do care. I really appreciate any input and help. Sincerely, Bob Belford . *********************************************************** Robert E. Belford Department of Chemistry University of Arkansas at Little Rock 501-569-8824

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