Labels, Placards, Segregation, Documentation, SDSs & Emergency Response
Welcome back to the Regulatory Helpdesk where we answer your dangerous goods & hazmat questions. We’re here to help you become independent with – and understand the whys and hows – of the regulations.
Here are the top 6 questions from last week.
SDS and Workplace Labels
- Q. If I have a product like a concentrated cleaner which is corrosive to the eyes and skin that I water down at my facility, do I need a new SDS and workplace labeling?
- A. You have 2 options. You can use the SDS as provided to create your workplace labeling. This may cause concern with your workers. However, it would be better for you to develop your own and re-evaluate the product using the hazards presented in the watered-down version. It is possible, depending on how diluted it is, to move into the irritation or non-hazardous range.
Listing Canutec or Chemtrec on Lithium Battery Marks
- Q. Regarding the new battery mark, am I allowed to add “in case of emergency, contact Chemtrec”?
- A. The regulations are pretty clear (DOT §173.185(c)(3) and IATA 220.127.116.11). What should be listed there is a phone number for “additional information”. There should be no extra phrasing other than phone number itself. As for listing Chemtrec, Infotrac or even Canutec, those are 3rd party Emergency Response Providers and would not be appropriate to include in that section of Continue Reading…