Customer Reviews Part 5

-Joel from Hillsboro, OR

“Great work, colors looks spot on, and the project was completed overnight!”

 

-Amelia from Chandler, AZ

“Everything appears to be correct and clear. Sales person was helpful and the follow up was immediate. Very easy to work with.”

 

–Jason from Allentown, PA

“I needed over a dozen different custom tags for machine safety keys. The staff at HCL did a great job as usual to provide a solution at a very reasonable price.”

 

Samuel from Mesa, AZ

“I tested GHS labels for solvents from 4 different label suppliers and the HCL labels were the only one that resisted solvents had the best adhesive on several types of secondary containers”

 

-Mia from Las Vegas, NV

“The labels are great for the applications we needed them for. The speed of getting them was impressive. Great job!!!”

California Proposition 65 – Update Your Signs Now!

Changes to California’s Prop 65 Law go into effect in August 2018

Prop 65 is a law that was enacted into California legislation in 1986, and has undergone a revision that goes into effect in August of 2018. The law intends to inform Californians about products or facilities that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

The regulatory update eliminates the use of a one-size-fits-all solution to Prop 65 signage. As of August 30th, 2018, all Prop 65 signs must include more specific information regarding what chemical(s) are present that may cause harm.

The use of “general” signs that contain text such as “This facility contains chemicals…” are no longer compliant with the EPA. All proposition 65 signs must list one or more chemicals present in the products or facility that are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

For more information regarding chemicals that are listed for Proposition 65 in California, please review the following information: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list

Changes to the Format

In addition to requiring a listing of one or more specific chemicals, the August 30th update also requires some format changes.

The internet address for the OEHHA’s proposition 65 website, which includes more information about the potential health effects of the listed chemicals.

The warning symbol must be a yellow triangle, as seen below.

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For more information about the new Proposition 65 update, please visit the OEHHA website at this location – https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65

 

Update your California Prop 65 Signs before August 30th!

www.hclco.com/Prop65Signs_Labels

 

 

 

National Safety Month – Week 4: Driving

Drive Safe At All Times

Everyday that we get into our cars to commute to work, school, or home, we risk our lives. Automobile accidents are frequently one of the top ten causes of death on a global scale. Driving safe at all times is an absolute necessity, and should be taken seriously by any and all drivers.

Understanding and being able to utilize your vehicles safety features can help protect drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. It is important to know how to use your vehicles safety features; however, it is vital to not rely on them. Follow these driving safety tips to practice safe driving.

  • ALWAYS Wear Your Seatbelt!
  • Use proper turn signals when appropriate.
  • Avoid impaired driving – this includes drugs, alcohol, sleep deprivation, and over-the-counter medications.
  • Put the phone down – it can wait.
  • Watch for motorcycles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and animals.
  • Use proper booster-seats for children. (For more information, visit www.healthychildren.org)
  • Make sure all occupants are properly secured.
  • Know your vehicle and practice regular maintenance habits.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Shocking Automobile Safety Statistics

We all think at some point in time that we are good drivers and that it can’t happen to us. Read through the below statistics to understand how important driving safety is.

  • Up to 94% of all automobile crashes involve human error.
  • In 2016, 48% of all motorists killed in a crash were not wearing a seatbelt.
  • 1 out of every 4 accidents in the United States involve texting while driving.
  • In 2016, over 3400 people were killed in a distracted-driving incident.
  • Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day.

National Safety Month

Week 1 – Emergency Preparedness

Week 2 – Personal & Professional Wellness

Week 3 – Fall Protection

Week 4 – Driving

Related:

 

References:
Distracted Driving. NHTSA. US Department of Transportation. 2018.Web. 6/25/18. https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving
National Safety Council – NSC. Always Drive Safe. 2018. Web. 6/25/18. https://www.nsc.org/Portals/0/Documents/NSCDocuments_Corporate/NSM/2018/public-tipsheet-driving.pdf
Association for Safe International Road Travel. 2018. Web. 6/25/18. http://asirt.org/Initiatives/Informing-Road-Users/Road-Safety-Facts/Road-Crash-Statistics

The Essential Top 10 Labels & Signs for OSHA Safety Compliance

Here are the 10 essential signs & labels for OSHA safety compliance.

GHS Chemical Safety Labels

GHS Chemical Safety Labels are a key portion of any Hazard Communication program. These labels communicate chemical-related hazards in the workplace and provide employees with the right-to-know. Ensure your chemicals are properly labeled with HCL’s library of over 800 chemical labels.

Machine Safety Signs, Tags, & Labels

ANSI Standard Z535.5 3.9 indicates that tags are used to communicate hazards created by temporary situations such as electrical maintenance, shipment, setup, service, or repair. Properly mark your machines with safety tags & labels, such as this pinch point label.

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Forklift Signs

Remind employees to stay clear of forklift operating zones. This will help prevent accidents related to forklifts in the workplace.

Confined Space Signs & Labels

Protect the workforce from hazardous confined spaces and remain compliant with OSHA and ANSI regulatory standards. Find the sign/label you need and keep your confined areas properly marked!

Silica Dust Labels

OSHA’s enforcement of silica dust has gone into effect this June, and will increase compliance expectations across all industries. Implementing a silica dust communication segment in your written HazCom program is a way to ensure proper label compliance.

Electrical Safety Labels

Arc flash hazards carry potentially destructive consequences. Because of the disastrous impact of electrical hazards, OSHA requires electrical panels to be marked with proper signs such as the following label.

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Exit Route & Door Signs

OSHA requires the marking of emergency exit routes and evacuation pathways. Identify other doorways that may be confused for exit routes.

NFPA 704 Placards

Ensure your buildings, drums, trucks and any other hazardous material storage are properly labeled for emergency response personnel by using HCL’s NFPA signs and labels. These signs and labels are compliant with the NFPA 704 standard.

Hazardous Waste Labels

OSHA and other regulatory agencies require the labeling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams. Not labeling our waste containers is an easy way to receive a quick fine, so make sure your waste streams are properly labeled.

Fall Protection Signs

Fall protection is the single most common OSHA compliance violation. Protect the workforce and remain compliant by informing your workers of fall hazards, and to follow fall protection guidelines while working. Avoid harsh penalties and stay off of OSHA’s most wanted list by protecting your work facility from fall hazards, slips, and incomplete scaffolding.

 

 

National Safety Month – Week 3: Fall Protection & Safety

HCL’s celebration of National Safety Month continues with our new weekly discussion.

Fall Protection in the Workplace

In OSHA’s annual list of Top 10 safety violations, Fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501) is consistently number one. In 2017, there were near 7,000 fall protection violations that penalized employers.

According to NSC.org, in 2013, 595 workers tragically fell to their deaths, and 47,120 employees were severely injured from a fall. Construction workers pose the highest risk for fall-related injuries; however, falls can happen at home and at low-risk jobs.

Data from the National Safety Council categorizes fall-related injuries and deaths by industry – all data is from 2013.

  • Construction: 21,890 injuries, 302 deaths
  • Manufacturing: 21,430 injuries, 42 deaths
  • Wholesale trade: 12,640 injuries, 25 deaths
  • Retail trade: 29,690 injuries, 32 deaths
  • Transportation and Warehousing: 21,970 injuries, 35 deaths
  • Professional and business services: 19,300 injuries, 91 deaths
  • Education and health services: 47,740 injuries, 13 deaths
  • Government: 66,940 injuries, 54 deaths

Fall Protection at Home

Fall hazards are not specific to just the workplace – they are just as likely to occur on the weekend at home as they are while on the job. Work and home related fall hazards are 100% preventable. Follow the below safety tips to practice fall protection in your home.

It is especially important to practice fall prevention activities in a home with seniors, as falls are the number 1 cause of death for adults older than 65.

  • Clean up clutter, garbage, and immediately clean up spills.
  • Remove or repair tripping hazards; including but not limited too: ethernet cords, phone lines, cables, extension cords, and other electrical cords.
  • Install handrails on all stairways.
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing and always wear proper footwear.
  • Maintain a well-lit home so all potential hazards can be seen.
  • Be careful when moving around hazardous objects in your home.

Falls are the most preventable hazard – take precautions to ensure your workplace and home are protected. If you follow the above safety tips, you can maintain a safe working or living environment.

Sources:
Make fall safety a top priority. http://www.nsc.org. Web. https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/slips-trips-falls