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This summer, HCL celebrates being in business for over 25 years! We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our loyal customers and to show our appreciation we have been running various promotions all summer long. A few weeks ago, we launched free shipping on orders over $99. It went so well that we…… Continue reading It’s our birthday!
As we approach the end of National Safety Month and with the summer heating up fast, this blog post is all about summer heat safety! Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, relax on the beach, and work on your tan. But, the summer also means hot weather and blistering sunlight. It’s so…… Continue reading Keep Safe In That Hot Summer Heat!
Hazard statements form a critical part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These hazard statements, along with other key information required for labels (pictograms, precautionary statements, signal word, etc) are important components of the new OSHA/GHS labeling system, which came into effect today, June 1st, 2016. These standardized…… Continue reading GHS Hazard Statements
Understanding the difference between Danger and Warning can help you easily identify the hazards you may encounter while working with various chemicals. The new GHS labeling system gone into effect on June 1st, 2016, has specific guidelines that employers need to adhere to in regards to the labeling of hazardous chemicals. One of these new…… Continue reading Danger Vs. Warning – OSHA/GHS Labeling
All hazardous waste needs to be properly labeled. There are certain requirements set by both the DOT and the EPA for the marking of hazardous waste containers before and during shipment. Generators of hazardous waste may keep hazardous waste on site as long as they follow the rules in 40 CFR part 262, subpart C (1).…… Continue reading Labeling Hazardous Waste
Occasionally we get customers who want to know why we use different materials for different labels and what the difference is between them. HCL offers a variety of materials that customers can choose from: Vinyl, Tyvek and paper are our most common printing materials. To determine which material is right for you, consider what you…… Continue reading About Our Materials
In this blog post I will explain each of the 8 new HazCom pictograms, their meanings and why they are now required. In June of last year, the OSHA HCS started to require pictograms on chemical hazard labels. These pictograms are meant to easily alert users to the potential dangers they may be exposed to…… Continue reading Why do we need OSHA pictograms?
The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) diamond is meant to give general hazard information on the chemical that is being labeled. There are 4 squared sections within the diamond, each with its own color: red, blue, yellow and white. These colors correspond to specific hazards: Red- Flammability Hazard Blue- Health Hazard Yellow- Instability Hazard White- Special Hazard…… Continue reading What does the NFPA diamond mean?
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