Chemical LabelsWritten by Michael Draper
A very common thing to do in service industry is to buy chemicals in the bulk that being either gallons or even 5 gallons or even larger to save money. The issue is often times we will pour those chemicals into a smaller container and give to employees. While the smaller container isn’t a problem the lack of proper identification of what’s in the smaller container is. An employee must be able to identify what is in each container they are exposed to.
How does an employer continue to save money while meeting this requirement?
What if there was a way an employer could print the appropriate label right in their own office? I give you www.avery.com/industrial. This website allows a person to search a preloaded database of chemicals, select the appropriate chemical and the label size and print right from your own computer. This solves the above-mentioned violation many get into. Now you will need the SDS sheet for the chemical you are using.
Here’s the really cool part. Its free! That’s right the only thing you are required to do is buy Avery Chemical Labels, which you can buy at any Office Depot or even off Amazon. You had to buy a label anyway so no big deal, right?