Write out the full name as stated on the "stock" container when transferring to "working" reagent containers. (i.e. Use Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol and not EtOH; Hydrochloric Acid and not HCl.)
Statement on labeling shelves and containers filled with non-hazardous buffers. (It is not necessary to spell out all ingredients on buffer labels. Use the word "BUFFER" if the pH is between 2.50 and 11.50 and contain no hazardous components.) e.g. Transfer buffer contains methanol so it is NOT considered a non-hazardous buffer and should not be stored on a shelf designated for non-hazardous buffers. This also holds for “working” containers of 100% ethanol, ethidium bromide solutions, or other reagents that are stored together at a research work station or individual lab bench.
Use secondary containment to prevent spills and separate incompatible material.
Single Container - Secondary containment for a single container must be sized to contain 110% of its capacity.
Multiple Containers - When multiple containers are stored in the same secondary container, it must be able to contain 150% of the largest container or 10% of the aggregate quantity stored, whichever is greater.