For hazardous materials (but not acute toxins, mercury or other
extreme nasties) we require triple containment; the outer container
must have the phrase "Research samples. If found, do not open, Call
Campus Police at xxx-xxx-xxxx. Prof Z research lab."
Triple containment for us can be as straightforward as a plastic bag
tied around the container, then a 5 gallon bucket (with lid). We have
also used Igloo picnic coolers (the kind you can fit a 6-pack into),
with a Nalgene screw top tube holding the original sample (our
chemists found this works great for NMR samples).
The idea behind the phrase is that if someone is knocked over by a
bicyclist/faints/whatever, we have a better chance of 1) recovering
the container and 2) having an idea of what might be inside. We have
also worked with our Campus Police so that if one of these containers
is found, they call me, not Prof. Z. I don't want it disappearing
back into the research group without the PI knowing what happened and
us figuring out why (if not evident).
We've stressed that it would be very irresponsible to drag the
container along to the library, the coffee shop, to visit a friend,
etc and in 4 years (knock wood) we have had no issues.
Good luck! My personal experience only, not intended as legal or
business advice, and may not work for your situation....
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> 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.
> Nickie Norton
> Research Chemist
> 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
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
> 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
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Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
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