Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:23:30 -0400
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Subject: Re: Labeling of Lab Chemicals
Comments: cc: heinz and inge trebitz
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Hear, hear.  See, for example,  In particular, the Spring 
2006 Gen Chem course.

Rob Toreki

>In response to David Finster's questions:
>In writing MSDS and dealing with customers demanding HMIS labeling, we have
>always pointed to the fact that whatever labeling system is used is only as
>good as the training efforts behind it.
>In the case of students working with chemicals their safety is a primary
>I would add, however, that teaching lab chemistry provides a unique
>opportunity to introduce students to the physical and health hazards of
>Not only should students be provided with the hazard information but they
>should also understand the underlying information structures. Teach them
>what constitutes a Material Safety Data Sheet and on what scientific,
>technical and toxicological principles they are based.
>Future chemists should know more about chemicals and their hazards than what
>is required under OSHA and EPA or  local fire department safety mandates.
>Heinz H. Trebitz, Ph.D.
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