Coating Makers Roll Out Hazard Labels

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Coatings Association has introduced a variety of materials to help employers comply with new federal hazmat communications requirements.

The resources include new Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) labels that are designed to communicate in-plant hazard information and comply with the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

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American Coatings Association
Paint, coatings and chemical manufacturers are now able to purchase Hazardous Materials Identification System labels developed by the American Coatings Association.
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American Coatings Association

Paint, coatings and chemical manufacturers are now able to purchase Hazardous Materials Identification System labels developed by the American Coatings Association.

The HMIS system uses colors, numbers, letters and symbols of types of personal protective equipment to clarify risks for workers, according to the association. The labels are being sold through ACA licensees LabelMaster and J.J. Keller and Associates Inc.

ACA’s system is designed to comply with the workplace labeling requirements of OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard, which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Additional Aids

In addition, ACA has other resources to help employers develop and implementation their Hazard Communication Programs, including the Hazardous Materials Identification System Implementation Manual, Fourth Edition and an HMIS Sample Training Presentation.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
Quikspray, Inc.
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Labels list types of hazards and include space to indicate what personal protective equipment may be needed.

Rapid Prep, LLC
Just Like New Overspray Management

The manual addresses hazard assessment, labeling, Safety Data Sheets, and employee training.

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NLB Corporation

More information: LabelMaster and J.J. Keller and Associates Inc.

Tagged categories: American Coatings Association (ACA); Certifications and standards; Coating chemistry; Coatings manufacturers; Construction chemicals; Container labels; Health & Safety; Health and safety; Regulations


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