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What health and safety signs are necessary in the chemical industry?

2023-02-27
What health and safety signs are necessary in the chemical industry?

In the chemical industry, workers come into close contact with many substances that can cause serious accidents if they are used improperly and lack knowledge of safety rules. Skin irritation, cancer risks, damage to internal and external organs, as well as explosions and fires are just some of the consequences of. Thus, in order to reduce them as much as possible, special health and safety signs are used in the chemical industry.

Health and safety signage in the chemical industry to protect life and health

The basic premise of health and safety labeling in the chemical industry is to protect workers from the effects of contact - direct or indirect. The Labor Code itself indicates the need for clear and visible labeling of all chemicals. It is unacceptable to use those that do not meet this condition.

Details of proper health and safety labeling in the chemical industry can be found in the CLP regulation, so on classification, labeling and packaging. It was created to protect the life and health of people who come into contact with chemicals, as well as to protect the environment and the free transfer of all kinds of chemical products.

What do health and safety signs look like in the chemical industry?

Health and safety signs in the chemical industry are warning signs. Most often they inform about a specific threat. Sometimes there is only a pictogram on them, and other times there is also a description or designation of a specific group of hazardous substances, such as: highly toxic substances, harmful product whether corrosive product. Such labeling of chemicals with the designation of the group of hazardous substances is characterized by a square shape and an orange background. Both the pictogram and the letter assigned to a specific group of substances are visible on them. There are also signs with a rectangular shape consisting of both a pictogram and an inscription, such as. flammable substance.

Another type of health and safety signage in the chemical industry is cLP labeling of chemical substances. As the name suggests, these are signs that comply with the CLP regulation and guidelines. They are in the form of an inverted square with a red border and a white background. Visible on them are symbols of specific threats, m.in.: explosive product, oxidizing product whether corrosive product.

How to use chemical labeling correctly?

The most important thing is that health and safety signs in the chemical industry should be placed according to the danger of a particular substance. The sign must be in a conspicuous place. It should be placed directly on the package or container that contains the substance. For ease of use, all of our health and safety signs for the chemical industry are made on self-adhesive film and are available as sticker sheets. They also come in several formats, so you can fit them into your package size.

Occupational health and safety signage in the chemical industry plays a role not only informative, but above all warning. Proper labeling of chemicals combined with adherence to safety rules ensures a high level of protection for workers' health and lives.

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