Many chemical products – from washing fluids to industrial glue – can be dangerous if misused. It has, however, long been a legal requirement to place warning labels on packaging to prevent users from mishandling these products and causing injury. Until 2002, there was no universal set of warning labels for chemical products. The Globally…… Continue reading 7 Signs Your GHS Labels Are Not Compliant
In 2012, the OSHA updated its labeling requirements for hazardous substances to bring them into line with international standards agreed upon by the United Nations. The idea was to harmonize all warning labels to improve safety, reduce confusion, and make it easier for dangerous goods to pass from one jurisdiction to another.The Globally Harmonized System…… Continue reading What Required Information Must GHS Labels Include?
Safety signs and labels are an essential part of keeping the staff who work at your organization safe. The law says that you should use safety signs, tags and labels in situations where there is a health and safety risk. Safety signs, tags, and labels are vital because they alert people that they need to…… Continue reading Main Types Of Safety Signs And Labels That Every Organization Must Have
Most would consider chemicals to be essential to modern living. Even when we can live our day-to-day lives without them, they are undoubtedly important in the field of industry. If you’re a business owner, manager or overseer you know that while chemicals can be an enormous boon to virtually any industry, even the most seemingly…… Continue reading 10 GHS Facts You Need To Know
The GHS was developed by the United Nations to – in short – get everyone on the same page internationally when it comes to the safe handling of chemicals. It’s intended that one day, everyone that deals with the international sale, transportation, and handling of hazardous chemicals can use standardized labeling and Safety Data Sheet(SDS)…… Continue reading What Manufacturers and Employers Need to Know About GHS Compliance
The UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) refers to a set of standards surrounding the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as well as labeling of hazardous chemical containers. For companies, universities, governments, and any other entity that use or handle dangerous chemicals in the workplace to adhere to a unified set…… Continue reading Labeling Your Hazardous Chemicals Properly
In March of 2018, the extremely hazardous chemical Sodium Chlorite (NaCIO2) was the cause of a deadly explosion at a Tri-Chem Specialty Chemicals LLC facility, killing one and injuring two others.
It’s the time of year again where OSHA releases the preliminary list of top 10 violations for this point in 2018.
Are You Still Writing Your Own Chemical Labels? There are over 200,000 chemicals that are used in the workplace every day that OSHA and the EPA recognize as hazardous substances. Many of those chemicals are much more common than others, but what happens when you receive a new chemical at your facility? First and foremost,…… Continue reading Stop Wasting Time Writing Your Own Chemical Labels – Send HCL The SDS
Materials Diversification and Testing Back in August of 2018, HCL Labels acquired a brand new production printer. It’s large, it’s fancy, and it allows us to expand our production capabilities in ways that we never imagined. We are very excited to share with you all what we are working on. Increasing our production capabilities allows…… Continue reading Not All Materials Are Created Equally – Continuous Testing & Improvement