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.
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
June 2018 was National Safety Month – Catch Up on the Materials! Week 1 – Emergency Preparedness Week 2 – Personal & Professional Wellness Week 3 – Fall Protection Week 4 – Automobile Safety
“Great product and fast service.” – Katie from Austin, TX “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.” – Eric from Delaware, OH “The labels are great for the applications we needed…… Continue reading A Collection of Customer Reviews – Part 4
Understanding GHS Label Components. Before your 2018 safety inspection, review the components of an OSHA compliant secondary container label. Now two years into the OSHA – GHS alignment, the expectation for chemical identification compliance has increased in this New Year. GHS Label Components. In order for a chemical label to be an OSHA compliant secondary container label,…… Continue reading Know This Before Your 2018 Safety Inspection – GHS Labels
When I first started working for HCL Labels, in January of 1980, it was part of a larger company called Safety Specialists, Inc. There were two of us working at HCL, and I was second in command. We had our office on the second floor of a frontier-style, wooden building in Boulder Creek, California. There…… Continue reading A Personal History of HCL
Now that you understand what the cute little pictorials on the new GHS labels mean, you may be wondering when you need to use a GHS label. The answer is pretty simple – you need a GHS label whenever you have a secondary container of a chemical or chemical mixture. For instance, if you or…… Continue reading So When Do I Need a GHS Label?
What Do Those Other Little Weird Pictures Mean? This is one of the less obvious pictogram symbols. It looks as if it might just be calling your attention to a hazard. And in a way that’s true. This symbol is saying, “This substance is harmful, but not life-threatening.” It is used with statements like…… Continue reading GHS, Schmee-H-S…Part 3
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
This month, November, marks the 30th anniversary of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s longest running public awareness campaign. Entitled “Tie One On For Safety”, the campaign utilizes bright red ribbons as a visible reminder to us all travel safely during this holiday season. Not surprisingly, the days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are some…… Continue reading Tie One On For Safety