The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is increasing their enforcement of Silica Dust regulations in 2018. The process of cutting and grinding materials that contain crystalline silica particles, there is an extreme health risk to the employee that is exposed. The microscopic dust particles created when working with these materials, known as silica dust, can…… Continue reading OSHA & Silica Dust Enforcement in 2018
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
Is your facility prepared for 2019? Here are a few preparations to make for your work facility & written HazCom program for the New Year. OSHA/GHS Compliance With the now two-year OSHA-GHS alignment in motion, the expectation for HazCom compliance is increasing in 2019. OSHA inspectors will be looking for a harmony between facility hazard…… Continue reading Prepare Your Facility for 2019 – OSHA/GHS Compliance, Updates, & More
OSHA Regulations for secondary container label requirements are often misunderstood. There is a common misconception that exists regarding secondary container label requirements. The confusion lies within the definition of primary and secondary chemical containers, respectively. According to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, also known as HazCom [29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(1)], primary and secondary containers are defined…… Continue reading Misinformation Regarding Manufacturer Information on GHS Labels
Federal regulation 49 CFR 172.301 requires an updated format for Hazardous Waste Marking and Communication. In case you haven’t already noticed, HCL Labels recently updated the artwork on all of our hazardous waste storage, shipping, and identification labels. The old format contains a larger box at the bottom of the label. This update has taken…… Continue reading 2018 Hazardous Waste Format – Regulatory Update
You can now speak with an HCL representative at any time during regular business hours! At HCL Labels, we take steps every day in simplifying our customer experience on our website. We’ve added a live chat feature to our website that allows HCL representatives to be available to you at any time during regular business…… Continue reading Introducing: New Live Chat Feature on www.hclco.com
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
A lot has happened behind the scenes at HCL recently… We moved! We had been in the process of moving to a new location for a while and now we are finally settled in and producing more than ever before. HCL has grown, and to accommodate this growth, a move was necessary. Our new facility…… Continue reading HCL has moved!
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!