Storage areas are labeled

Storage areas must be appropriately labeled as determined by the hazards present.

References:

  • MSU Chemical Hygiene Plan 5.1.4 OSHA Standard 1910.1450 App A.

Corrective actions:

Chemical storage areas within the laboratory must be clearly marked. This includes cupboards, cabinets, drawers and other closed storage areas.

Assure that the following areas are labeled, and chemicals are stored properly:

  1. Carcinogens
  2. Corrosives
  3. Flammable Liquids
  4. Flammable Solids
  5. Oxidizers
  6. Perchloric Acid
  7. Biosafety Level 2 or higher
  8. Compressed Gas Storage

Large stickers are available via MSU EHS here:

Chemical Label Request

Additionally, storage areas for biohazardous agents and radioisotopes should be appropriately labeled. Please contact the Biological Safety Officer or the Radiation Safety Officer at 517-355- 0153 for more information.