Recently, Lauren Smith, Manufacturing Account Manager for 3E, contacted me to discuss a customer wanting information on printing GHS labels. During the conversation, I asked Lauren, how does your customer want to print the labels? Lauren responded, “This customer uses our SDS Authoring Service to create their GHS labels. With this service, 3E will send up-to-date PDF’s of their GHS labels to print and apply on their products”.
Jenny continues, “If a chemical manufacturer wants to create their own GHS compliant labels, 3E offers Ariel WebInsght™. Ariel WebInsight™ online chemical regulatory compliance reference tool provides quick access to official GHS classifications, including substance classifications published by the Japanese, European, Korean, Taiwanese, and New Zealand authorities. This online tool features an innovative GHS mixture classification module, multilingual GHS labels, overviews and the full text of national GHS implementations, and a robust phrase library with GHS hazard and precautionary statements in more than 30 languages.”
“In addition,” says Jenny, “we offer GHS training for companies needing additional assistance learning about and conforming to GHS. Available training courses include general training on the implementation of GHS in specific countries around the globe, actual classification training, exploring the impact on MSDS's, and examining how new hazard communication and classification requirements impact a company’s business processes.”
After my discussions with Lauren and Jenny, I believe the service offered by 3E makes GHS compliance easy. All a chemical manufacturer needs to build a complete GHS solution is the 3E’s Label Authoring Service, Epson printers and Epson BS5609 approved poly labels.
If you want to learn more about GHS, you may find my earlier posts of interest:
http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/03/bs5609-is-no-bs.html (BS5609 Certification)
http://colorlabelsondemand.blogspot.com/2012/02/un-drives-print-on-demand-color-label.html (Oakwood Products)
If you or your customers want to create and use GHS labels easily, contact me to discuss how 3E and I can work together to build you an easy-to-use solution.