From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Labeling synthesized chemicals in vials
Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:46:16 -0500
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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First, a decommissioning clause in your faculty contracts that require they leave no unidentified mess behind or they pay for the disposal of said mess.
Second, what we do in scene shops might work.  When there is no room for much other than a number, there is a master list of the numbers, the names of the chemicals (products in our case) and the hazard warnings that should go with them. The list is always with the materials.. 
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

-----Original Message-----
From: Kohler, Christopher E <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**IU.EDU>
Sent: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 7:22 am
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Labeling synthesized chemicals in vials

Dear DCHAS Listers,
We are interested in how various colleges and universities label synthesized chemical materials in small quantities in vials.
Some of our organic chemists have hundreds of samples in small vials labelled with structures only. Some samples may or may not be novel substances.
This becomes a problem when someone retires or leaves and our hazardous waste group is tasked with identifying hundreds of samples for disposal purposes.
What do you require?
Actual chemical names? Associated hazards? Can they be grouped and stored in similar chemical groups.
Any information is very much appreciated.
Christopher E. Kohler
Laboratory Safety Manager
University Environmental Health and Safety
Indiana University
1514 E Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-5454

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