From: "Osterby, Meg" <OsterbyM**At_Symbol_Here**WESTERNTC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS and secondary container labeling in acedemia
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:18:26 +0000
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I also need a solution to this issue. We are a small technical college and have less than 100 total lab students spread between 3-5 courses each semester. We use 60 mL droppers for most lab solutions, since larger amounts are far more than we would use in years. Even so, our dropper bottles are used multiple semesters. We store them in wooden sleeves on shelves in the stockroom. In the past, we've labeled them with the chemical name or formula and concentration only, since they are so small there isn't room for much more. How do we deal with the new labeling requirements when there isn't physically room on the bottle for such a detailed label? Would putting the labels on the wooden sleeves be sufficient? (They don't go into the lab with the solutions, however, so the students using the solutions would never see them.) I don't see a solution to this dilemma, since the bottle sizes are so small.

Meg Osterby
Lead Chemistry Instructor
Western Technical College
400 7th St. N.
LaCrosse, WI 54601

"It's better to be careful 100 times, than to be killed once."
Mark Twain

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Marlyn Newhouse
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] GHS and secondary container labeling in acedemia

Dear Ones,

We stopped using the smaller bottles and are using 100 mL bottles. We attach a test tube with a small pipette for the "dropper". The label and test tube are secured with clear packing tape.


Marlyn Newhouse, D.A.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson TN 38305

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Melissa Charlton-Smith [charltonsmith**At_Symbol_Here**WVWC.EDU]
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:42 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] GHS and secondary container labeling in acedemia

Out of curiosity, for those of you in academia, how are you handling GHS secondary container labeling in teaching lab situations where the average freshman student isn't exactly known for their attention to detail? We often have a multitude of small dropping bottles with 30 to 50 ml which becomes a labeling nightmare because of lack of space for labels due to the small size of the container.


Mel Charlton-Smith
School of Sciences Chemical Hygiene Officer-NRCC Lab Coordinator, Lecturer BS-CHO program Department of Chemistry WV Wesleyan College Buckhannon, WV 26201


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