In One Easy Lesson (In Four Parts) The NFPA Diamond rating system was developed to enable first responders to a fire or similar emergency to see at a glance what hazards they might encounter while performing their duties. It didn’t take long for employers and chemical workers to realize that the Diamond was a useful… Continue reading How to Read an NFPA 704 Diamond
When I first started working for HCL Labels, in January of 1980, it was part of a larger company called Safety Specialists, Inc. There were two of us working at HCL, and I was second in command. We had our office on the second floor of a frontier-style, wooden building in Boulder Creek, California. There… Continue reading A Personal History of HCL
Now that you understand what the cute little pictorials on the new GHS labels mean, you may be wondering when you need to use a GHS label. The answer is pretty simple – you need a GHS label whenever you have a secondary container of a chemical or chemical mixture. For instance, if you or… Continue reading So When Do I Need a GHS Label?