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Stop Wasting Time Writing Your Own Chemical Labels – Send HCL The SDS

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

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Not All Materials Are Created Equally – Continuous Testing & Improvement

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

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Hazard Communication Fines In Automotive & Collision Repair Shops

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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Aligning the Hazard Communication Standard with GHS

Why & How GHS Impacts the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. The sole purpose of the OSHA/GHS alignment is to provide consistent and quality information to workers, and employers about the hazards associated with chemicals. The GHS creates a standardized approach for classifying, identifying, labeling, and safety-data-sheets. The standard initiates a criteria for hazard classification and…… Continue reading Aligning the Hazard Communication Standard with GHS

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OSHA & Silica Dust Enforcement in 2018

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

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Prepare Your Facility for 2019 – OSHA/GHS Compliance, Updates, & More

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

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Misinformation Regarding Manufacturer Information on GHS Labels

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

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2018 Hazardous Waste Format – Regulatory Update

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

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A Convenient and Cost-Effective Custom Label Process by HCL

Send us the SDS & we’ll do the rest. From time-to-time, our customers encounter a need for a chemical safety label that is not in our ready-made library of over 800 OSHA/GHS compliant labels. Over the years, we have developed a fast and easy custom GHS label process that we are extremely proud of. The…… Continue reading A Convenient and Cost-Effective Custom Label Process by HCL