From: "Kennedy, Sheila" <s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here**UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] labels
Date: December 13, 2012 2:09:12 PM EST
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Removing a packing-tape-over-plain-paper label is a trick, but one you can learn:
Take your box knife and cut down the middle of the label.
Lift from the cut paper in the middle toward the outside edges. Peel tape & label together.

Sheila Kennedy, C.H.O.
Safety Coordinator | Teaching Laboratories
UCSD Chemistry & Biochemistry
s1kennedy**At_Symbol_Here** |
As I see it, the issues with temporary labels are as follows:

- they have to be fairly easy to remove
- they can't wash off or smudge easily with dribbles
- they have to give sufficient chemical hazard info

The best solution would be labels printed on regular paper using an appropriate template with the correct hazard information and covered with a wide piece of transparent tape. If someone could find (or manufacture) transparent tape that could be removed more easily than packaging tape (and without leaving residue), I would love to know about it.

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