Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:14:03 -0500
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From: "Humphrey, Karalyn J." <Karalyn_Humphrey**At_Symbol_Here**BAYLOR.EDU>
Subject: Question about regulations
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My name is Karen Humphrey and I'm the safety officer for Baylor's Chemistry
 Department.  I'm trying to sort out the violations we received from an EPA
 audit that was done recently.  One of the violations that we received was 
for not having the proper documentation for new chemicals made by our resea
rch groups involved with synthesis.  

Do any of you have experience with the documentation required for newly syn
thesized chemicals?  All of the chemicals are for research and development 
purposes, and all are in small quantities.  According to the regulations, a
s I understand them, we have to provide notice of health risks that may be 
associated with exposure to these newly synthesized chemicals.  But how?  D
o we need to generate some kind of MSDS, or is there a labeling system that
 is used?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Karen Humphrey

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