Hazardous Materials Labels
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One important method for identifying hazardous materials is through the use of container labels. From bottles and drums to trucks and railcars, labels and placards provide information about the contents of a container, as well as what to do and who to call in case of an emergency. Because this information is so critical for the safe handling and transporting of these potentially dangerous substances, several organizations have developed labeling and placarding systems to communicate to employees about a container's contents.
"Hazardous Materials Labels" is designed to help employees understand the characteristics of different labeling systems and the ways that each convey information. By recognizing the differences and similarities of these systems, employees will be better prepared to work safely around hazardous materials. Length: 22 minutes
- OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard
- The Integration of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals into the HAZCOM Standard
- Types of Containers Requiring Labels
- Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Classification
- DOT Label and Placard Requirements
- United Nations Identification Numbers
- The "Hazardous Materials Identification System" (HMIS)
- The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) Labeling System...and more.