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 MS Word copies of in-house Avery labels. Due to website restrictions, the Avery templates for the labels could not be uploaded. If you would like to request a copy of an Avery template(s), please contact Dustin Robbins. A limited number of labels may also be able to be provided upon request.
Hazardous Waste Labels (MS Word format for printing on Avery 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.
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, it is recommended that the most up-to-date Safety Data Sheet for the chemical should be referenced to ensure accuracy.
- Blank NFPA Secondary Chemical Container Label, Avery 60505 (2″ x 4″)
- This sample sheet of Acetone labels includes the Product/Identifier and communicates the Hazards using a combination of words (Signal Word and Hazard Statements) and symbols (Pictograms and NFPA 704 Diamond Hazard Rating).