As a chemical manufacturer, one of the most important aspects of compliance is appropriate labeling. With an industrial label printer, companies can assume total control over the information and images that appear on chemical labels, giving them greater autonomy to adapt to changing regulations. Safer States, an environmental health coalition, reports that lawmakers in 28 states will likely propose changes this year to the way certain chemicals are handled and represented.
Some chemicals that scientists and environmental advocates believe pose a threat to health and safety may be phased out, while others may receive a stricter set of rules for use and application. One of the major concerns Safer States says could be addressed is the use of flame-retardant materials that may be toxic.
"Mississippi, New Jersey and New York are also expected to consider limits on phthalates — largely used in plastics and personal care products — and to address lead content in consumer products. In addition, Maine and Michigan will consider phthalates restrictions, while measures to counter lead are expected in Illinois and Indiana," explains Manufacturing.net.
Chemical manufacturers have already been notified about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) advanced regulations for chemical labeling that are to take effect this summer. Rather than waiting for state and federal lawmakers to adjust compliance requirements, companies can take the lead in providing the most complete, transparent sets of information on chemical labels. The more proactive businesses are about stricter labeling, the less time will be lost when new rules are enacted.
Custom label printing allows companies to control their label strategy without the delay and imprecision of working through third parties. Contact us today to learn more about industrial label printers.