Our policy is copied below for your reference. I try to make sure that all stockrooms have the rubber transport containers of multiple sizes and plastic 5 gallon buckets with vermiculite available for use at all times. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The following procedures should be used whenever transporting chemicals from the stockroom.
There are many ways that you could be exposed to a material during transport: failing packaging, loose lids, breakage, etc. Therefore, each user is expected to know the hazards of a material BEFORE checking it out of the stockroom.
Use the rubber or plastic secondary containers provided in the chemical stockrooms to transport any hazardous material when transporting small quantities. The type used should be based on the number and size of the containers. Use the smallest container available for the size of the items to be transported. Carts should be used when transporting large quantities. Separate glass bottles using plastic containers or cardboard or Styrofoam boxes to prevent banging during transport.
Return transport materials back to stockroom immediately after use.
Do not get onto an elevator that has other passengers. Wait for the first available empty elevator.
If the elevator stops to accompany additional passengers, politely inform the passengers that you are transporting hazardous materials and that they will need to wait for the next available elevator.
Laboratory Supervisor/Adjunct Lecturer/Chem Club Co-Advisor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI 48502
Yes, they have to be in a secondary container. We use rubber ones that can hold up to 1 gal bottles, but I have seen plastic carriers for carrying multiple small bottles.
The Shepherd Chemical Company
4900 Beech Street
Norwood, OH 45212
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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]
On Behalf Of Frankie Wood-Black
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 3:56 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Carrying Chemicals on Campus
Does anyone have a carrying policy for carrying chemicals on campus? Example - 1/2 gallon bottles of acid?
Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604
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