Chemical Container Labeling

In accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, manufacturers, importers or distributors of hazardous chemicals must follow specific container labeling requirements when their product are shipped in commerce.  The manufacturer’s container label must have specified elements including pictograms, signal words and hazard and precautionary statements which provide hazard information to the end user.  The University must ensure manufacturer container labels are maintained in good condition and replaced when needed.

When the manufacturer’s products are transferred into other University containers, they too must be labeled with at least the product name and words, symbols or a combination thereof that communicates the hazard of the product to the end user.