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
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
Keeping on top of your work facilities’ hazard communication compliance program can go a long way in terms of avoiding some harsh monetary fines and potential brand identity issues. Read on for more information about proper hazcom labeling so you can stay off of OSHA’s most wanted list.
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