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
Why OSHA Compliance Matters In the 1970’s, OSHA established permissible exposure limits (PELs) in regards to chemical safety regulations. As time has gone on, information has evolved on chemical exposure risks that has caused OSHA to adapt their safety regulations. The OSHA Hazard Communication standard 1910.1200 sets forth a regulation that provides employees with the…… Continue reading Why Compliance Matters – Saving Lives, Preventing Accidents, & Protecting Employees.
-Joel from Hillsboro, OR “Great work, colors looks spot on, and the project was completed overnight!” -Amelia from Chandler, AZ “Everything appears to be correct and clear. Sales person was helpful and the follow up was immediate. Very easy to work with.” –Jason from Allentown, PA “I needed over a dozen different custom…… Continue reading Customer Reviews Part 5
HCL’s celebration of National Safety Month continues with our new weekly discussion. Fall Protection in the Workplace In OSHA’s annual list of Top 10 safety violations, Fall protection (29 CFR 1926.501) is consistently number one. In 2017, there were near 7,000 fall protection violations that penalized employers. According to NSC.org, in 2013, 595 workers tragically…… Continue reading National Safety Month – Week 3: Fall Protection & 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
HazCom Violations in Automotive Body, Paint, and Interior Repair and Maintenance are on the rise. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released information about the types of violations that occurred in automotive and collision repair shops from October 2016-September 2017. Just beneath Respiratory Protection as the most common citation is, you guessed it,…… Continue reading Hazard Communication Fines In Automotive & Collision Repair Shops
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