Hazard Labelling within the Laboratory
Sep 21 2022
When we talk about Laboratory Labels, we are usually referring to tube and slide labels which contain barcodes and data as well as cryogenic cold storage labels. But there is also a huge requirement for safety warning and hazard labels within the laboratories too.
As well as your everyday workplace hazards, laboratories have the additions of chemicals, biological waste, radiation and many flammable substances. The safety of laboratory personnel within their facilities is paramount when under any testing or research conditions. And using adequate labelling to ensure firstly, that hazards are clearly highlighted, but alsothat the safe handling of hazardous materials and procedures are adhered to.
Fine Cut manufacture an entire range of prohibition, mandatory and safety warning labels for working environments - here are just a few suited to the laboratory industry;
Flammable GHS Labels
Flammable materials tend to be classified as solids or liquids which may ignite when exposed to heat or open flames - these include ethanol, acetone and many common cleaners. These flammable warning labels are part of a wide range of hazard pictogram GHS labels.
Biological hazardous substances include blood samples, bacteria, and other human or animal derived samples including infectious agents. Biohazard denotes a facility that handles or comes in contact with biological substances and is a reminder of both the risk and necessary procedural precautions. Labels for such are available with and without words in a range of sizes.
Corrosive Substance Labels
Corrosive materials include hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, and sulphuric acid - all of which can burn and eat away at skin if not stored and handled correctly. GHS and safety warning labels are imperative to ensure the correct storage and handling of these substances.
Presented in a variety of forms and utilised across laboratories all over the world, radiation including ionising - one of the most common forms, non-ionising found in fluorescent lamps, microwaves etc and optical, found in high powered lasers - all pose danger to skin and eyes if exposed to. The largest of label ranges, which cover most radiation hazard risks with the laboratory.
Fine Cut provide a quick ‘off the shelf’ service via their online shop - which houses a huge range of labels suited for laboratory hazard labelling. If you have a more specific requirement, their bespoke labelling service provides complete customisation for any requirement.
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