Which Chemical Labels Are Right for Your Facility?
OSHA's HazCom 2012 regulations clarified and standardized rules for chemical labeling in the United States, but questions remain.
This simple flowchart helps you decide how to label chemicals in your facility for safety and compliance. It helps you choose labels based on whether the material is hazardous and where the container will be sent.
The following is a transcript of the Chemical Labeling Flowchart infographic:
Choosing The Right Chemical Label
Since OSHA's HazCom 2012 regulations were published, there have been a lot of questions on the proper labeling of chemicals in American workplaces. This simple flowchart will help you quickly decide which label format is the best choice for your facility.
Is it hazardous? If no, label it clearly and specifically as a non-hazardous material.
If yes, is it leaving your facility?
If no, choose a consistent labeling system that doesn't conflict with HazCom 2012. Identify the product and any hazards. Or, use OSHA's HazCom 2012 label format, with pictograms in red diamonds.
If yes, it is leaving your facility, is it leaving the US? If no, Use OSHA's HazCom 2012 label format, with pictograms in red diamonds. Or, use the UN's GHS label format, unless the destination country does not accept it.
If yes, it is leaving the US, use the UN's GHS label format, unless the destination country does not accept it.
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