Labeling, whether its labeling pipes or adding labels to an office space, creates a safe and more efficient workplace. Our resources will help you review and follow industry standards by using a variety of different labels, or even creating custom labels.


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Food Security

Food Security

With the 2011 passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act, considerable attention has been focused on the purity of our foods from the perspective of accidental contamination.

Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc Flash Label Requirements

Arc flash hazard labels must be placed on any piece of electrical equipment where workers might need to perform work while the equipment is still energized.

NFPA 99

NFPA 99

NFPA 99 standards are built specifically to ensure safety from fire danger in healthcare facilities. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your facility from fire hazards with this overview of the NFPA 99.

A Quick Guide to Underground Utility Labeling

A Quick Guide to Underground Utility Labeling

Underground utility labeling is an essential ingredient to every project that involves construction. This article outlines the step-by-step process of getting your site inspected for utilities, and how to label underground lines safely and accurately.

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

If you are looking to implement or update a pipe marking strategy for your facility it is important to gathering as much information as possible. Read More...

Catchy Safety Slogans

Catchy Safety Slogans

Catchy safety slogan signs are an interesting method that many companies use to keep employees and customers safe.

Barcode Labeling

Barcode Labeling

Barcode labeling can help improve efficiency and overall accuracy when working with individual items. Learn how barcode labeling can help improve your business today.

Electrical Wire Colors

Electrical Wire Colors

Electrical wire colors are essential to the safety of anyone working with electricity. Click here and learn more about electrical color standards.

The Two Faces of OSHA Sign Compliance: ANSI 1967 vs. ANSI 2011

The Two Faces of OSHA Sign Compliance: ANSI 1967 vs. ANSI 2011

OSHA regulations require businesses to follow one of two safety sign standards to remain in compliance: ANSI 1967 and ANSI 2011. Take a look at these two styles and pick the one that best meets your needs.

What is HAZCOM?

What is HAZCOM?

Hazcom is designed to help employees to quickly identify hazardous chemicals. Learn more beneficial information about Hazcom.

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E

NFPA 70E was created to help prevent injuries to workers in energized environments. If you’re working with live energy, you need to know this safety standard to stay OSHA compliant.

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

For most industries, abiding by ASME/ANSI pipe marking standards is sufficient for staying safe and OSHA compliant. Some workplaces, though, are required to comply to more unique pipe marking standards due to the nature of the substance the pipes contain.

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards

ANSI TIA 606-B Cable Labeling Standards are a unified labeling method for the wires used in computer systems. These standards help businesses record data and keep their IT environments organized. Get to know these standards; they’ll help your business run more efficiently.

Waste Water Treatment Labeling

Waste Water Treatment Labeling

Waste water treatment labeling ensures that all water and flow is accurately labeled. keeping employees safe from contaminated water.

Lean Healthcare

Lean Healthcare

Implementing lean healthcare in the medical field will lead to improvement in overall performance and patient satisfaction.

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flash Labeling

Arc Flashes are one of the most dangerous accidents that can happen in a facility. Learn how to keep your facility safe and incident-free through proper labeling.

Solar System Labeling

Solar System Labeling

In 2017, The National Electrical Code (NEC) made some significant changes to solar system labeling standards. Getting familiar with these updates will help your facility stay safe and efficient.

Anhydrous Ammonia – Safety & Labeling

Anhydrous Ammonia – Safety & Labeling

Concentrated (or anhydrous) ammonia presents significant hazards to people and the environment. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.

Asset Tags

Asset Tags

A simple yet powerful organization tool, asset tags reduce theft, enhance inventory management efforts, and make it easier for employees to find exactly what they need exactly when they need it.

HMIS Labels

HMIS Labels

Having a complete understanding of the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) is essential to keeping your employees safe when working with chemicals.

Pipeline Labeling

Pipeline Labeling

Pipeline labeling is essential when using pipelines in the facility. Without the proper labeling, you are putting your employees at risk.

Metal-Detectable Labels (FDA Food Labeling Compliant)

Metal-Detectable Labels (FDA Food Labeling Compliant)

Accidental contamination is a major worry in the food industry, and while it’s impossible to completely rule out all contamination, metal detectable labels help eliminate a significant danger.

Creating a Visual Workplace

Creating a Visual Workplace

Creating a visual workplace can help improve efficiency and reduce workplace injuries. Check out these tips for creating a visual workplace.

NFPA 704

NFPA 704

NFPA 704 is a set of standards used to identify hazardous materials so that emergency response professionals will know the dangers.

Visual Factories

Visual Factories

Visual factories use signs, posters, charts, labels and floor marking to provide information that improves efficiency, safety and productivity in the workplace. This is a fairly simple concept that yields excellent results.

Ammonia Refrigeration

Ammonia Refrigeration

When using ammonia refrigeration, or ammonia for anything in the workplace, there are a variety of OSHA regulations that need to be followed.

OSHA 1910.145 Warning Signs and Tags

OSHA 1910.145 Warning Signs and Tags

Understanding OSHA standards for warning signs and tags is an essential part creating a safe work environment.

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

When following the ANSI A13.1 standards, the most important thing is to understand the six most common color schemes.

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Understanding the NFPA 704 Labeling System

Learn how to properly label hazardous materials following NFPA 704 labeling standards.

Labeling Electrical Conduits

Labeling Electrical Conduits

Learn how to label electrical conduits so employees can quickly identify them.

GHS Label Information

GHS Label Information

A closer look at OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard—1900.1200—and how it applies to your facility.

Safety Colors

Safety Colors

Using colors strategically makes communication in your facility more effective. Get the details about common color codes.

ANSI Z535

ANSI Z535

An in-depth look at ANSI’s standard for safety signs and labels in the workplace.

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Tips and recommendations for labeling the valves on your pipe system.

The Definitive Guide to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labeling

The Definitive Guide to Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labeling

Implementing GHS has been an evolving process for many companies. Here's what you need to know.

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

The ANSI/ASME A13.1 pipe marking color code explained.

Arc Flash Facts

Arc Flash Facts

Arc flash can cause serious damage to people and property. Learn how arc flash works and how you can prevent it.

Cable Management

Cable Management

Properly marking wires can improve organization, facilitate faster maintenance, increase safety, and more.

GHS Label Creation

GHS Label Creation

Find out how to make Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labels in 3 steps.

5S Study and Research

5S Study and Research

One of the most comprehensive pages you will find on 5S.


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Labeling Infographics

Stop Buying Labels from a Catalog

Stop Buying Labels from a Catalog

Six reasons you should stop buying labels from a catalog and start printing your own labels with an industrial label… 

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers in the Workplace Safety 2.8 million workplace injuries occur every year in the US alone.This equates… 

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101 - Why is pipe marking important? Safety - Eliminate accidents by minimizing identification errors. Efficiency - No wasted time… 

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS: What's Next? The timeline of GHS Compliance The GHS Mission: To internationally standardize classification and labeling of chemicals with pictograms, signal… 

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash

10 Astonishing Facts about Arc Flash An Arc Flash is an energy discharge that forms when a fault occurs in an… 

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

It's Pipe Marking Season! Are you in Compliance? Now that the snow is melting and spring is springing, this is a… 

Labeling Podcasts

Safety programs work best by consulting workers. EHS expert Lori Siegelman of W&M Environmental tells how to involve employees to build safety programs. Lori says a worker doing a task is… 

HazCom labels and SDSs are confusing - until now. Two OSHA industrial hygienists explain what is happening right now with the Hazard Communication Standard. Hear about HCS 2012 changes in chemical… 

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be safe and ready for inspection. For FREE. An OSHA consultation visit… 

Counterfeit electrical components can instantly burst into flames. Hear how to identify fake wiring, breakers and switches from Brett Brenner of ESFI. Electricians and contractors may be surprised to hear that… 

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck says the new labels are a big safety improvement from… 

Electrical safety at work kicks up a notch with strong advice from OSHA trainer Jon Koppari. Hear Jon’s tips for safety managers, owners and workers. In 13 short minutes, Jon covers… 

Ladder safety increases with tips from expert Dave Francis. 3 points of contact/control, fiberglass vs. wood, correct footwear and more are discussed. Dave Francis works for Little Giant Ladder Systems as… 

OSHA inspections can create panic in every safety manager. Relax. An OSHA Enforcement Manager responds to 18 questions on inspections, revealing the facts. Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of Oregon OSHA, explains… 

Starting A Visual Workplace should not mean you’ll get a pink slip because of workplace efficiency. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains. In this 2nd podcast with Dr. Galsworth, she points out that… 

Safety Experts Talk is the place where manufacturing and construction experts discuss safety and continuous improvement. Listen to keep workers safe. Welcome to the podcast series. The interviews last up to… 

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories of workplace safety signs. OSHA adopted sign standards from American National… 

Portable containers for hazardous chemicals in the workplace can have NO labeling in only two situations, according to OSHA's HazCom 2012 standard. In less than three minutes, Dan Clark explains how… 

Permit-required confined spaces aren’t just sewer pipes. Semi-trailers can be hazardous too. Hear about hazards in three trailer types, empty and loaded. In this 3½ minute podcast, Dan Clark describes OSHA’s… 

Hazcom label rules are confusing. Get chemical labeling answers direct from OSHA on their Hazard Communication Standard, HCS, implemented June 1st. Hear important information about pictograms, labeling bulk shipping containers, refillable… 

Flammable liquids safety can change quickly when workplace temperatures rise. Listen for four ways to avoid flashpoint fires and explosions. Find out the difference between flammable and inflammable. Hear about volatile liquid… 

The deadline for OSHA’s new HazCom labeling standards, based on GHS, is June 1st, 2015. Are you compliant? OSHA has new requirements for labeling chemicals. In this podcast, HazCom industry expert… 

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the NFPA’s Bill Burke in this podcast. Bill explains the philosophical… 

Available fault current is the maximum current in a short circuit. Electrical service panels must be labeled with the current, and the date it was calculated. If it changes, the… 

Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, need clear labeling to keep operators and pedestrians safe. This podcasts details the three main types of labels, CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER. We also… 

NFPA labels help workers identify hazardous materials. In this podcast, employees can learn how to read the NFPA label, the “Fire Diamond,” to stay safe. The diamond shaped NFPA label has… 

Chemical safety in the workplace requires solid cooperation between management and employees. Workers must wear the proper PPE, which will vary based on the chemicals being handled. To maintain industrial hygiene, employees… 

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings, proper labeling of hazards is important for employee safety, and… 

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site, consider buying a quality industrial label printer. Think about about all… 

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The American National Standards Institute suggests labeling areas with seven colors… 

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal accident at a sugar refinery in Wyoming, and review of… 

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These questions are from a wide range of industries. The answers… 

Will universal safety standards cause more problems than they solve? Implementing rules across cultures and languages will have benefits, but also potential issues. GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of labeling hazardous… 

Choosing the right safety label maker for your facility's safety program is an important job. Many safety managers are given the hard task of updating their facility but are given… 

Safety labels from an industrial label maker can help you pass an OSHA inspection, and keep employees safe. An inspection from OSHA could come at any time. Inspections often focus on… 

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