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Hazardous Materials Identification Labels

May 4, 2015

Labelmaster, a leading provider of solutions for hazardous material transport compliance, has partnered with the American Coatings Association (ACA) to offer Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) labels.

HMIS labels can help serve as a means of complying with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) workplace labeling requirement.  

“While the revised Hazard Communication Standard requires compliant GHS based labeling on shipped containers, standard HMIS labels can still be used as part of a comprehensive workplace hazard communication and training program to help companies comply with OSHA’s HCS,” said Nikki Burgess, regulatory affairs specialist with Labelmaster. “These labels feature an easy-to-understand rating system so that safety professionals and other employees will have ‘quick glance’ information as to whether a chemical may be hazardous and how severe a risk has been evaluated for it.”

The labels communicate in-plant hazard information through the use of colors, numbers, letters of the alphabet, and symbols of types of personnel protective equipment (PPE).

“Our partnership with Labelmaster will help ensure businesses across the country improve their hazard communication programs,” said Stephen Wieroniey, specialist; health, safety and environmental affairs with the ACA. “In addition to meeting regulations and avoiding hazard communication violations from OSHA, workers will be properly informed about the hazards of chemicals in the workplace.”

Labelmaster’s full line of HMIS labels includes a complete system for use in domestic and international locations where it remains compliant. Users should always verify applicability prior to use.

For more information and to order HMIS labels visit www.labelmaster.com/shop/safety/hazcom-products/hmis-labels, call 800-621-5808, or email [email protected]

Labelmaster also offers its latest Dangerous Goods Report that provides extensive insights on OSHA’s 2012 Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and information on how businesses can become compliant. The report covers the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Chemicals (GHS); this system is specified for shipped containers by the revised OSHA 2012 HCS and is used to classify chemicals. The report also covers hazard communication for secondary containers, a Q&A on GHS topics, and products and resources to help maintain GHS compliance.

The American Coatings Association (ACA) is a voluntary, nonprofit trade association working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. The organization represents paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, distributors, and technical professionals. ACA serves as an advocate and ally for members on legislative, regulatory and judicial issues, and provides forums for the advancement and promotion of the industry through educational and professional development services.

Labelmaster specializes in helping companies – big and small – comply with the complex and ever-changing regulations governing Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials. Founded nearly 50 years ago, it provides expertise matched with a comprehensive assortment of products, software, and services on matters relating to Dangerous Goods including OSHA hazard communication products, DOT placards, labels, regulatory publications, UN packaging, and more.

Labelmaster, Chicago, IL 800-621-5808 www.labelmaster.com

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