Since we found it impossible to find veterinary-specific hazard materials secondary container labels, we decided to make them ourselves!
We have sheets of "already-filled-out" labels for many common veterinary chemicals as well as "blanks" so you can fill in the information for your own chemical.
And now all of our labels are printed on WATERPROOF vinyl instead of paper so they last longer!
Your first web order for our labels will include a FREE laminated guide poster and a tip sheet for keeping the labeling program up to date.
(This free guide offer requires the purchase of at least one sheet of our HMIG labels. Orders exclusively for other publications not including labels, do not qualify for the free guide offer. We automatically include the poster on initial orders so you don't have to add it to your shopping cart, we'll take care of it!)
Example of our Fill-in-the-Blank labels
Example of our Already-Filled-Out Labels
|Fill-in the Blank|
|Disinfectant Pack (10 labels each of Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide and Diluted Bleach)||Lab Pack (3 sets of labels for Dip Quick Stain Set, 6 labels for Fecal Flotation Solution, 3 labels for Immersion Oil, and 12 labels for Formalin)|
|Betadine Scrub||Betadine Solution|
|Blade Wash||Bleach (Dilute)|
|ChlorhexiDerm Solution||Chlorhexidine Scrub|
|Chlorhexidine Solution||Chloroxylenol Scrub|
|D-256||Dawn Dish Detergent|
|Dial Hand Soap||Dip Quick Stain Set|
|Fecal Flotation Solution||Formalin|
|Gram Stain Set||Hydrogen Peroxide|
|Immersion Oil||Intervention Farm Animal Care -NEW|
|Isopropyl Alcohol||Kennel Kare|
|New Methylene Blue Stain||Nolvasan Scrub|
|Oxivir Five 16||ParvoClear|
|Povidone Iodine Scrub||Povidone Iodine Solution|
|ProVetLogic Kennel Care||Pyrantel Pamoate|
|ResCue Hard Surface Cleaner -NEW||Roccal-D Plus|
|Sheathers Solution||Surgical Instrument Cleaner|
|Surgical Instrument Milk||Surgical Scrub & Handwash|
In early 2012 OSHA issued their final rule updating the Hazard Communication Standard to adopt the United Nations protocols for hazardous materials handling. Two parts of the GHS rules will likely impact the American (and soon the Canadian) veterinary practices. Click here to view OSHA's information page for the new rules.
In the initial information presented by OSHA it appeared that all labels for chemical products would be required to adopt the very stringent GHS pictograms, product identifier, signal word, hazard statements and precautionary phrases. In recent information, OSHA has clarified that part of the regulation to emphasize the GHS label rules apply only to manufacturer’s product and shipping labels. OSHA has not changed the WORKPLACE or secondary container label rules. Employers such as veterinary practices are still free to use secondary container labels in any style or size as long as they convey the appropriate information and do not conflict or confuse the GHS pictograms or signal words.
Secondary container labels such as those sold by SafetyVet are based on the Hazard Materials Information System (HMIS) and are designed to provide written and visual information to the reader about the product and its hazards. The HMIS style of label has been successfully used in workplaces world-wide for over 30 years and is still recognized as an effective method of communicating product hazards to workers. Although the labels will probably undergo a cosmetic upgrade in coming months, they are still compliant with the employer’s responsibilities under the revised HCS.
You can continue to use the HMIG style of labels with confidence!