By Bret Skinner, Technical Specialist
In this day and age, there are many regulatory agencies that demand the proper labeling of commercially available chemicals and their containers. In particular, the OHSA HAZCOM standard requires that hazardous chemicals be marked with the chemical names and also a universal method to communicate the hazards involved with such a chemical. This communication is usually achieved with symbols or a universal scale such as the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS), or the NFPA 704 diamond which uses a scale of 1-4 to communicate the severity of a chemical’s health hazards, flammability and reactivity. However, what labeling requirements are there for solutions prepared or repacked in secondary containers by laboratory personnel?