The following workplace label templates have been formatted to print on Avery 60506 labels. Download and save the relevant .pdf documents, then open them in Adobe and print. (Do not print from your web browser.) Each template will print 12 identical labels on one sheet.
*Prior to using any of these templates, compare the information on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for your chemical to the workplace label template to ensure that the information matches.
- Make sure that the name of the chemical on the SDS matches the name on the workplace label exactly.
- Make sure that the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (section 8) on the SDS matches what is indicated on the workplace label.
- Make sure that the safe handling precautions (section 7) on the SDS match what is indicated on the workplace label.
If a workplace label template for the chemical(s) you are decanting is not listed below, contact the WHMIS Compliance Officer or design your own label(s) using Avery’s free Design and Print Online software. Alternatively, download the U of T Workplace Label Template, type in the relevant information and print on Avery 60506 labels.
WORKPLACE LABEL TEMPLATES
5 M Ammonium Acetate
1 M Ammonium Hydroxide
3% Basic Fuchsin in 95% Ethanol
It is not sufficient to label decanted/diluted bleach as “bleach” or “1:10 bleach”. Bleach can be purchased with different concentrations of sodium hypochlorite ranging from 2% to 12%. Instead, label your secondary container with the final concentration of sodium hypochlorite. For example, if the bleach you use in your lab has 3% sodium hypochlorite (check the bottle or the SDS to determine the concentration) and you dilute it 1:10, then your workplace label should indicate “0.3% sodium hypochlorite”. If the bleach you use in your lab has 10% sodium hypochlorite and you dilute it 1:10, then your workplace label should indicate “1% sodium hypochlorite”. Print out the template below and write in the correct concentration of sodium hypochlorite.
% Sodium Hypochlorite
1% Crystal Violet
Diethyl Ether-Containing Solutions
This solution contains 30% Diethyl Ether and 70% Ethanol
Eriochrome Black T
1% Eriochrome Black T in Ethanol
This workplace label is formatted to print on 8.5″ x 11″. Laminate it or place it in a plastic sleeve, then affix it to tanks/dewars containing liquid nitrogen.
Nitrogen, Refrigerated Liquid
5% Nitric Acid
0.1 M Perchloric Acid (in water)
5% Phosphoric Acid
1.3% Picric Acid
3 M Sodium Acetate
0.1 M Sodium Acetate
1 M Sodium Carbonate