In compliance with OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) 29 CFR 1910.1200, Appli-Tec Inc. recently announced it provides Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling for all its adhesive and epoxy products. The company reportedly has been labeling its products in accordance with the new stringent standards since early spring 2015.

“The new GHS guidelines went into effect June 1, 2015,” said Tim Walsh, president. “Creating a label that included the required information and that fit 3cc and 5cc adhesive syringes was the biggest challenge for us. These small syringes, which have 2.2-in-long barrels, are 0.44 in and 0.6 in in diameter, respectively. We created a custom database that houses the hazards and pictograms and cross-referenced these with our individual adhesive formulations. We then created our own labels. The entire process, including research and development, took well over a year.

“We’ve been in compliance with all aspects of the new standard since early spring of 2015, including employee training, record management, and the design of the labels themselves,” he said. “Although the new labeling standards are complex, it’s our mission to provide our customers in the aerospace and medical device industries with products that exceed their expectations and significantly reduce their risk. Due to our compliance with the new OSHA GHS, Appli-Tec customers can confidently use our products without worrying about non-compliance issues or safety risks.”

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