If you’re working in – or own a business in – an industry that deals with a number of potential hazards or threats to the health and safety of your employees or visitors, the GHS (Globally Harmonised System) is in place to ensure that you run smoothly.
This system of safety regulations has been put in place to ensure that people from all around the globe will be able to easily identify any symbol on a GHS regulation label, and act appropriately around the potential risk.
Here at Label Bar, we have been providing safety labels and stickers for over a decade, so we know a thing or two when it comes to the importance of utilising GHS safety regulation labels around your premises. So, we’ve compiled a quick guide to ensure you’re drawing attention to all the possible danger zones within your company:
Flammable Safety Labels
The most commonly-known GHS sticker, flammable items are found in all kinds of industries – from retail to pharmaceuticals – so it’s important that you draw attention to any materials that are flammable, because fire kills!
Oxidising Safety Labels
These safety stickers are used when the material in question doesn’t actually burn themselves, but they will provide ample oxygen to cause flammable substances to go up.
Irritant Safety Labels
Often found in laboratories to alert visitors that a substance may be an irritant, you can still also find irritants in more day-to-day environments that can be damaging to the public or staff.
Explosive Safety Labels
This safety sticker goes without saying: don’t mess around with anything that may be explosive! By not properly labelling something of this level of danger, you could put a lot of people at risk.
Corrosive Safety Labels
Similar to the irritant safety label, but more inclined to burn your skin off, corrosive safety labels are vital to ensure that nobody gets hurt dealing with hazardous materials – whether it’s in the lab or the cleaning cupboard.
Environmental Hazard Safety Labels
These safety stickers are somewhat more niche than the others we’ve covered thus far, as they concern acute hazards to the aquatic environment as a rule.
Toxic Safety Labels
Relating to substances that should not be ingested and, if they accidentally are, you must go to the hospital immediately as it can be life threatening. You’ll find this safety label on a lot of heavy cleaning products.
Compressed Gas Safety Labels
If a compressed gas container is tampered with, or isn’t handled with care, it can blow up, so it’s imperative that you bring this to the attention of people around it – especially when it’s in transit.
Health Hazard Safety Labels
Especially for those who are vulnerable to illnesses – e.g. the elderly or young children – it’s important to bring attention to a substance or threat in the area that can be harmful to health.
If you’re looking to kit out your premises with GHS regulation labels, but not sure where to start, contact us today at Label Bar, where our team will be on hand to make sure your company is safety optimised.