(820 ILCS 255/8)
(from Ch. 48, par. 1408)
Labels, placards, signs and operating instructions identifying
toxic substances. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this Section, the
employer shall label with the chemical name and appropriate hazard warnings
each container of a toxic substance in the workplace. The employer is not
required to label any container of ten gallons or less in volume into which
a toxic substance or mixture is transferred by the employee from labelled
containers and which is intended only for the immediate use of the employee who performs
(b) The employer may post signs, placards or operating instructions to
convey the required information as specified in Section 8(a) rather than
affixing labels to each fixed container. For purposes of this paragraph,
"fixed container" shall mean a pipe, piping system, reaction vessel or
storage tank. All containers which are not fixed containers must be individually
labelled. The employer shall provide at least one sign, placard or set of
operating instructions readily accessible to each employee in the employee's work area.
(c) The employer shall ensure that each label, sign, placard or set of
operating instructions required by this Section is prominently affixed and
displayed in such a manner that employees can easily identify the toxic substances
(d) The employer need not affix new labels if existing labels already convey
the necessary information required by this Section.
(e) This Section shall not apply to containers into which products registered
pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, as amended,
are transferred to form use-dilutions at a mixing/loading site for use within
a 12 hour period. All labeling information required for such products by
the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act must be posted in
a prominent location at the mixing/loading site.
(f) This Section shall become effective with respect to any toxic substance
upon filing, unless a later effective date is specified in the rule, pursuant
to Section 4(e) of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1438.)