RE: B-Plus Fix
That's what a Material Safety Data Sheet is for. An MSDS should list
all ingredients both hazardous and otherwise. It will also explain what
treatment is necessary for injuries both internal and external. An MSDS
will also provide storage requirements including proper temperature and
humidity levels, possible incompatibilities, levels of stability etc.
It will tell you what to do in case of a spill or fire. It will tell you
how to safely transport the product, how to mark it for transport and
how to safely and legally dispose the product. By law, it will provide
phone numbers for 24 hour emergency response assistance. An MSDS should
not be requested and filed away only to be produced during a C.A.P.
inspection. You should read and clearly understand the MSDS for every
product you use or store in your lab. If you are a supervisor or manager
you have a responsibility to make sure that your employees know what
they are working with. If you just work in a lab you have a right to
know about every product you work with and you should exercise that
right. At the very least, everyone in the lab must have unrestricted
access to MSDS for all products they are working with. This could help
save someone's eyes, limbs or even their life.
Best Regards and be safe,
From: Amos Brooks [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: B-Plus Fix
Thank you John,
I absolutely hate that vile "P-word" (proprietary).
What if there is an exposure incident and a the question is asked
"Exactly what is in your eyes?"? Gosh I don't know would be the only
answer one could give to that.
I really wish companies would stop compromising customer safety for
the sake of intellectual property. Amos Brooks
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. A. Kiernan"
To: "Brian C" ;
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: B-Plus Fix
> > ... have requested that I post this information here on the
> > HistoNet, (so please do not kill the messenger). We (BBC
> > Biochemical) manufacture B*Plus Fix(tm). It is a B5
> > substitute/replacement, which does not contain any mercuric chloride
> > (or any other heavy metals).
> Telling us that it does not contain mercury isn't very informative!
> It would be useful if you could say what substances it _does_
> and in what concentrations. Armed with this information a user
> decide whether it may be worthwhile to try "B*plus fix (tm)" for
> particular purpose. Without knowledge of the composition it would
> irresponsible to use it, especially in connection with an
> application such as research or clinical diagnosis.
> So, how about spilling the beans? You'll sell more of the stuff if
> the customers know exactly what it is!
> John A. Kiernan
> Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
> The University of Western Ontario
> London, Canada N6A 5C1
<< Previous Message | Next Message >>