A facility marking system without labels is incomplete. When we talk about labeling, we look at a wide scope of applications: safety labels that alert employees of hazards, pipe labels that communicate pipe contents to maintenance workers, organization labels used to bolster 5S projects, barcode labels that help to control inventory levels – the list goes on!
Labels come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and are used to communicate virtually any message. So, why is labeling important?
- Safety: Because printing custom labels in-house typically costs less than a dollar per label, labeling is one of the most cost-effective safety measures a facility can take. Examples include OSHA-header labels, PPE labels, electrical safety labels, equipment labels, etc.
- Efficiency: Applications like pipe marking and tool identification use labels to cut down on wasted time tracing pipes to their source or locating a specific tool, and asset tags use more advanced technology to track a company’s assets.
- Compliance: Certain labels (GHS labels, arc flash labels, electrical panel labels, etc.) are required by OSHA; labeling will reduce company liability and keep the organization clear from any hefty penalties.
Labels are a key element to rounding out any facility marking system. At Creative Safety Supply, we aim to save you money and time, while improving the safety and efficiency of your business, and LabelTacÒ is the first step.
Purchasing an industrial label printer is one of the best investments a facility can make. With it, managers and employees can create labels and signs for any application (arc flash, Lean, first aid, etc.) that is 100% customized to the organization’s needs. In just a few minutes, a label can be designed and printed at just a fraction of the cost compared to ordering from a catalog or online.
Ready to kick off your next labeling project? We’re here to help.
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