OKI Data Americas’ C711 digital color printer, in conjunction with Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels, has been approved for the production of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) hazardous chemical labeling applications. Output from the C711 paired with Avery UltraDuty Labels passes seawater submersion and U.S. Department of Transportation UV resistance requirements for chemical labeling when used with genuine OKI consumables. †
The C711 digital color printer from OKI Data offers a robust output and can print both letter and legal-sized GHS labels. Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels come in multiple sizes for containers such as drums, pails, jugs, and bottles. Designed for chemical manufacturers, importers and distributors, and employers who use and transport chemicals, this combined solution from OKI and Avery enables companies to create labels on-demand.
Printed drum and chemical labels must meet the requirements for GHS standards, including resistance to outdoor extreme conditions. As part of this process, the printed labels are tested for weathering, adhesion, and abrasion resistance to prove their durability. GHS also requires users to conform to graphic labeling standards that use a pictogram system with precautionary text warnings. In addition to these performance standards, printed hazardous materials labels must be properly formatted.
The GHS was developed to ensure the safe production, transport, handling, use, and disposal of hazardous materials. As of June 1, 2015, chemical producers in the U.S. are mandated to use GHS labels in accordance with OSHA standards. Chemical distributors have until December 1, 2015, and end-users of chemicals should update workplace labels by June 1, 2016.
Avery Products Corporation is a manufacturer of printable labels and cards. Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels along with free GHS Wizard software are designed to help organizations comply with the GHS. UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels are BS 5609 Section 3 certified with the OKI C711 printer to meet International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) label durability requirements for overseas shipping. For more information on these requirements and OKI Data Americas’ chemical labeling solutions, visit http://www.okidata.com/ghs-label-solutions.