Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 11:40:31 -0800
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From: Eric Clark <erclark**At_Symbol_Here**PH.LACOUNTY.GOV>
Subject: Re: Bar code tool
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Susan makes an excellent point regarding labels.  There's a laminated cryogenic-grade (and barcode-able) label called Cryo-Babies that still sticks at -70C.  Way pricier than Avery or Office Depot, but well worth it.  
The down side, at least initially, is that the sheet of labels has a unique 5-across x 17-down arrangement, so you'll have to configure your mail merge label settings and save it as a customized label to make it work (Cryo-Babies are not on the Microsoft label list).   
Eric Clark, MS, CCHO, CHMM
Safety & Compliance Officer
Los Angeles County Public Health Lab

>>> On 12/27/2011 at  6:33 AM, in message <163282172E7D874896E984D5CC2A66B2086D7BB4**At_Symbol_Here**>, "Hadden, Susan [JRDUS]" <SHADDEN**At_Symbol_Here**ITS.JNJ.COM> wrote:

When selecting a barcode label material, consider the storage conditions it will be used in. Cold or possible contamination conditions (if leakage occurs) could affect the material. Using pre-printed barcodes helps prevent accidentally using the same barcode a second time.

Years ago, we purchased pre-printed labels with a laminated coating for our chemical library samples. Cost 1c each. They worked well. I'm no longer in that role and I'm afraid I no longer have the vendor info but I'm sure if you google for laminated labels, you'll come up with something.


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Beth Welmaker
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 9:31 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Bar code tool



Hello All,

I am looking for an inexpensive way to generate barcode labels to inventory chemicals.

Does anyone have a recommendation for an easy way to print these labels or a good software you would recommend?


Thank you!

Beth Welmaker, CCHO, MS

Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Translating Research Into Health

11350 SW Village Parkway - Third Floor

Port Saint Lucie, FL  34987







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