My organization does a lot of work in developing countries where this kind of issue is common, so I asked around our engineering department to see if we had done any work on this kind of problem. As it turns out, we have not, but one of the engineers came up with a label from Lab Safety Supply (6BB-11727, et. al.) that you can write on, then it has an adhesive mylar covering. This again won't help with the current issue, but might help in the future. Perhaps the adhesive mylar covering exists without a label attached in some kind of tape form that you could put over the original label. It is supposed to be resistant to moisture and chemicals. Lucy Dillman lucydillman**At_Symbol_Here**comcast.net -------------- Original message -------------- From: "Samuella B. Sigmann"
> How about paper tags with wire attachments like we use on gas tanks and > eyewashes around the neck of the bottle? Won't help with the current > problem, but may prevent it from happening in the future. > > rebelford**At_Symbol_Here**UALR.EDU wrote: > > 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 > > http://www.ualr.edu/rebelford > > 501-569-8824 > > > > Samuella B. Sigmann > Lecturer/Safety Committee Chair > A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry > Appalachian State University > 525 Rivers Street > Boone, NC 28608 > Phone: 828 262 2755 > Fax: 828 262 6558 > Email: sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**appstate.edu
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