Safety Labels Key Terms
Understand the key terms related to the safety labelsSafety labels are the labels that warn the personnel in a work area about potential hazards, such as chemical hazards, fire hazards, electrical hazards and construction site hazards. Production of these labels is increasing, as the regulations for employee safety are getting more stringent. These labels come in different varieties, as per colors, materials and applications.
If you want to be a manufacturer of safety labels, you will need to understand various technical terms related to standards, types and specifications of safety labels. In this guide, we will cover some key terms related to safety labels, such as ANSI Z535.6, ISO 3864, vinyl labels, polyesters labels and self-adhesive labels.
OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.1200
Occupational Safety & Health Administration) provides a detailed description about this standard and its scope. You can also read through information at Lab Safety Supply, a supplier of industrial products.
ANSI Z535.6American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is another industrial standardization organization. The standard Z535.6-2006 provides guidelines about safety signs, colors and accident prevention tags.
ISO 3864ISO (International Organization for Standardization) offers standards for various industrial aspects. The standard ISO 3864 explains the design principles for product safety labels.
Vinyl labelsVinyl labels are durable, waterproof and permanent safety labels that are suitable for industrial use and are useful in the chemical industry.
Polyester labelsPolyester labels use polyester material as the base material. These safety labels come with a lamination layer and have good durability in high temperature applications. Polyester labels are also useful in applications where hazardous chemicals are involved.
Self-adhesive labelsSelf-adhesive labels are pressure-sensitive labels that stick on to surfaces with the application of slight pressure.
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