2018 Hazardous Waste Format – Regulatory Update

Federal regulation 49 CFR 172.301 requires an updated format for Hazardous Waste Marking and Communication.

In case you haven’t already noticed, HCL Labels recently updated the artwork on all of our hazardous waste storage, shipping, and identification labels. The old format contains a larger box at the bottom of the label.

This update has taken effect at HCL in order to meet the new standard for hazardous waste identification. According to the regulation, all hazardous waste labels must contain separate box for the UN, NA, or ID number that is at least 12mm (0.47 inches) high.

HCL would like to advise all of our customers who maintain a hazardous waste program at their facility, to ensure that you stock the proper identification labels. You can view our updated library of hazardous waste labels at the link below.


The New Format:

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