OSHA Chemical Labeling Flowchart Released

By Graphic Products Editorial Staff

Graphic Products has released an easy-to-use chemical labeling flowchart and infographic, aiding employers and manufacturers to select the appropriate chemical label for safety and compliance.

The infographic walks users through a simple step-by-step process to determine if a chemical label must meet OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) criteria. The flowchart was released just in time for OSHA’s June 1, 2015 compliance deadline. By June 1, all chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers must provide updated chemical labels.

“Many of our customers have been confused by the changes in labeling requirements,” said Brian McFadden, compliance specialist with Graphic Products. “In trying to keep their workers safe, they've combined old rules with third-party standards, and only made things more tangled. They needed a simple, straightforward guide to understand what is actually required.”

Graphic Products has released a complimentary HazCom 2012 Guide, which provides an in-depth analysis of the standard’s updates for hazard communication, the transition to safety data sheets (SDSs), and the standard’s alignment with the GHS.

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Graphic Products is an innovative leader, providing solutions for safety and visual communication since 1970. The company's full line of safety products, services, and DuraLabel line of industrial label and sign printers are designed for the modern workforce. Graphic Products leads the industry with safety training materials, educational resources, and up-to-date news and compliance information on topics like arc flash, chemical labeling, and pipe marking.

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