22. An employer is not required to label a controlled product that he manufactures in a laboratory where that product is intended solely to be analyzed in a laboratory for research and development purposes, it is not transported outside the laboratory, it is clearly identified and the workers have ready access to the information listed on the material safety data sheet for the product, where that data sheet is available.
For the purposes of this section, “research and development” means systematic investigation carried out in a field of science or technology by means of experiment or analysis, other than investigation in respect of market research, sales promotion, quality control or routine product sampling.
The definition includes
(1) applied research, namely, work undertaken for the advancement of science with a practical application in view, and
(2) development, namely, the use of the results of applied research to create new processes or products or improve existing ones.