GHS labeling can require businesses to pursue accuracy over a long period of time. With so many recent deadlines, it may be confusing as to whether a product is actually compliant or not. This March, Safety+ Health Magazine looked at the tricky issue of outdated labels or potentially dangerous products for the benefit of users.
To be sure, the source said that companies don't have to update older chemical labels, so it might seem that this isn't actually an issue. However, it also identified some of the steps companies can take anyway to ensure a safe environment. For example, the employer can and should alert workers if a chemical product poses new dangers. It's also expected to replace a label if the previous one is gone or no longer readable.
RightAnswer.com Inc's president Glenn Hallett spoke to the multiple advantages of GHS compliance in a recent article for EHS Today.
"Staying GHS compliant will not only help industrial end users avoid OSHA fines, sanctions or auditing, but also position them ahead of the curve if other industry standards are allowed to sunset," Hallett said. The article specifically focused on an end-user label requirement from earlier this year. For labeled products already in the workplace, businesses may need to put special effort into chemical maintenance.
OptiMedia Labs can help businesses produce GHS labels that match the government-mandated pictograms. The VIPColor VP495 Label Printer will create durable labels for resistant packaging in several settings.Learn more about it by visiting either our U.S. store here or our Canadian store here. This is an adaptable printer good for food and beverage labels as well.