Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Labels So the deadline has passed and those new labels with the weird little pictures are all over the place. What’s the point? Good question! First of all, it may help to know that “GHS” stands for “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of…… Continue reading GHS, Schmee-H-S
Did you know we offer a variety of custom OSHA/GHS chemical labels? If you cannot find the chemical label you are looking for on our website, we can make it for you! It’s a simple process that many of our customers regularly use for their uncommon chemicals and chemical mixtures. For a small fee, we…… Continue reading Custom OSHA/GHS Labels?.. We can do it!
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
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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