“DOT labels and placards are not only a useful means of warning drivers and cargo handlers to be particularly cautious, but they’re also legally mandatory,” says Conrad Lumm, Associate at ChemicalLabels.
Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
ChemicalLabels.com, the web’s leading retailer in chemical labels, has released a new series of DOT HazMat labels. These labels are typically used to mark in-transit vessels that contain hazardous chemicals.
According to the US Department of Transportation’s website, the transportation of hazardous materials caused over $125 million in damages in 2011. Because of the destructive potential of hazardous materials, regulation requires the placement of labels or placards on both the vehicle and the vessels holding the materials.
The labels are available in all nine classes of hazards required by the Code of Federal Regulations, from explosives and flammables to corrosives and miscellaneous. All subclasses, where applicable, are also for sale. The new line of labels is fully compliant with both OSHA and DOT regulations and also meets the standards set in International Air Transport, ICAO, and IMDG rules. “DOT labels and placards are not only a useful means of warning drivers and cargo handlers to be particularly cautious, but they’re also legally mandatory,” says Conrad Lumm, Associate at ChemicalLabels. “The new labels are an excellent way to ensure safety around hazardous materials.”
The new series of HazMat labels is designed to stay intact and endure high temperatures and chemical abuse, making them ideal for transporting hazardous chemicals. They are also resistant to fading, ensuring that they will be easy to read even after long periods of exposure to light.
These HazMat labels are available in both paper and vinyl. The paper labels are lightweight and scuff-resistant, and the vinyl labels are water-resistant. Both varieties are backed by a permanent acrylic adhesive, making the labels stick easily to nearly any surface.
For more information, visit http://www.chemicallabels.com.
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