Safe Handling Means Reading the Label - Using and handling a hazardous material means you have to thoroughly review its label. Most chemicals you will encounter in the workplace are in primary containers, or containers received directly from the chemical manufacturer, importer or distributor. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to label, tag or mark each primary container with the following three elements of information:
The label may also provide important information regarding safety precautions you should follow prior to, during and after using a potentially harmful chemical, including:
Please note: If you use a container other than the original to store hazardous chemicals, such as a spray bottle or plastic jug, consult your supervisor for more information. These containers are referred to as secondary containers and alternative labeling may be required.
Very High Levels: