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Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Labels

All containers of Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste must be labeled appropriately.  In-house Hazardous Waste labels and Universal Waste labels have been provided below. Follow the links to PDF copies of in-house Avery label templates. Due to website restrictions, the Avery templates for the labels could not be uploaded. If you would like to request a copy of the Avery templates, please contact Dustin Robbins.  A limited number of labels may also be able to be provided upon request.

Hazardous Waste Labels:

Non-Hazardous Waste Labels

Some materials are not RCRA-regulated hazardous wastes, but may need to be collected and provided to a disposal contractor. Ethidium bromide is an example of a non-hazardous waste that should be collected and provided to a disposal contractor for treatment or incineration. Do not label non-hazardous waste containers with the words “hazardous waste” or use hazardous waste labels on them. Label non-hazardous waste containers for collection with the words “Non-Hazardous Waste” or use the non-hazardous waste label below.

Universal Waste Labels:

Shepherd University’s in-house Universal Waste labels require the user to “check” the appropriate waste stream and write the date on which the universal waste material was first accumulated (“Accumulation Start Date”).  Please see the Environmental Safety Standard Operating Procedures for information on managing Universal Waste streams.

Non-Hazardous Waste Labels

Some materials are not RCRA-regulated hazardous wastes, but may need to be collected and provided to a disposal contractor. Ethidium bromide is an example of a non-hazardous waste that should be collected and provided to a disposal contractor for treatment or incineration. Do not label non-hazardous waste containers with the words “hazardous waste” or use hazardous waste labels on them. Label non-hazardous waste containers for collection with the words “Non-Hazardous Waste” or use the non-hazardous waste label below.

Secondary Hazardous Chemical Container Labels

Secondary containers of hazardous chemicals are required to be labeled unless containers are for immediate use.  At minimum, secondary containers must include the Product Identifier/Chemical Name and the Hazards associated with the product/chemical. Abbreviations, chemical formulas or other forms of shorthand may not be used to communicate the Product Identifier/Chemical Name.  Symbols, words or a combination of the two may be used to communicate the hazards.  When creating secondary chemical container labels, the most up-to-date Safety Data Sheet for the chemical should be referenced to ensure the accurate reporting of the hazards.