There’s a great deal of interest in chemical labeling applications worldwide.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
Graphic Products, Inc. will conduct a free 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, May 9 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern to clarify the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Labeling (GHS) which has been steadily gaining momentum as an established universal standard for all countries. To register for the webinar, visit http://www.duralabel.com/webinars.
OSHA’s new labeling requirements are expected to have the greatest impact on U.S.-based chemical manufacturers and chemical importers. The GHS inspired standards will require chemical manufacturers and importers to label chemical containers with the following:
- Harmonized signal word
- GHS pictograms
- A hazard statement for each hazard class and category
- A precautionary statement
“We’re reaching out to communicate interactively via a series of complimentary webinars,” said Steve Stephenson, Graphic Products. “There’s a great deal of interest in chemical labeling applications worldwide.”
OSHA officials say the new changes provide “…a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.”
OSHA estimates 5 million workplaces in the United States will be affected by these changes. Among the 5 million workplaces, there are about 90,000 establishments that create hazardous chemicals.
DuraLabel’s lineup of chemical labeling printers include:
•DuraLabel PRO 300, a desktop thermal transfer sign and label printer designed to handle a wide variety of jobs. It uses label tape widths from ½ inch to 4 inch, and prints in high quality 300 dpi. Create custom pipe markers, arc flash labels, NFPA signs.
•DuraLabel Toro® is a stand-alone portable custom label printer which doesn’t require network connectivity or IT support. Toro can be run on a battery with a 3 hour average continuous print time. The adjustable Toro touch screen can be set to four different angles for optimum viewing and touch accessibility. Use the wireless mouse or touch screen to design and print custom signs and labels.
•DuraLabel 4000 label and sign printer creates 1" to 4" wide tapes and die-cut labels in 203 dpi resolution — at speeds up to 3" per second.
•DuraLabel 7000 is ideal for creating signs or larger labels, up to 7” wide.
•DuraLabel 9000 prints up to 9 inches, allowing users to create highly visible signs and labels for the workplace.
•DL 2000 Plus. Lightweight and simple to operate, the DuraLabel 2000 Plus delivers superior thermal transfer printing performance and fits in the palm of the hand.
James Serrano, GHS Resource Advisor for Graphic Products and DuraLabel will explain and review safety labeling and signage for GHS standards and what you can do to make sure your facility is ready for this internationally recognized identification system.
With more than 50 unique labeling supplies providing the right label material for nearly every type of application including Arc Flash and Pipe Marking, Graphic Products, Inc. is equipped to solve problems in the industrial safety arena.
Graphic Products manufactures a broad spectrum of thermal transfer printers for every application and provides free technical support and multi-year printer and supply warranties. Global customers include P&G, Amazon.com, Georgia-Pacific, Boeing, John Deere, Conoco, Sara Lee, Toyota and General Electric. For more information, visit DuraLabel.com
To register for the webinar, visit http://www.duralabel.com/webinars