BROOKFIELD, Wis., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requires manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors of chemical substances and mixtures to adopt the standard by June 2015. NiceLabel has launched a free easy-to-use GHS Cloud solution that allows suppliers and users of secondary containers to print GHS compliant labels from any color label or page printer.
The GHS regulation affects any organization (e.g. laboratories in hospitals, universities, schools, etc.) that supplies chemicals or uses chemicals within the workplace. It covers all hazardous chemicals and may be adopted to cover chemicals in the workplace, transport, consumer products, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. The GHS system provides a universal means of conveniently identifying substances that can pose serious risks to health and safety, helps keep people informed and safe, and prevents businesses from losing manpower and other valuable resources.
"In order to support organizations in their effort to comply with the GHS labeling regulation and to contribute to the health and safety of the workplace, NiceLabel has developed a free and simple Cloud solution that allows anybody to print GHS compliant labels from their browser. This free solution is particularly suitable for smaller suppliers and laboratories that require the use of secondary containers such as bottles, flasks, cans or beakers", said Ken Moir, Global Marketing Director at NiceLabel.
The free NiceLabel GHS Cloud solution, powered by Chemwatch Annex 6 regulatory data, contains 4500 chemicals (so-called 'pure substances') and allows chemical users to print GHS compliant labels from their browser. The free solution includes pre-deigned ready-to-print compliant labels, Annex 6 regulatory data and pictograms in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese. The label designs are optimized for color label and laser printers. Additionally, 150,000 pure substances, online mixture calculations and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in 47 languages are available for purchase.
"GHS labelling requirements are challenging. The Chemwatch solution is comprehensive and takes into account the detail, often hidden in the "fine print", associated with the Code. It also takes into account the differences prescribed under different national requirements. Chemwatch is pleased to be part of a new joint initiative with NiceLabel and anticipates the new solution will prove to be an invaluable tool for SMEs and laboratories," added Dr. Bernie Bialkower, Principal, Chemwatch.
NiceLabel has worked with many leading chemical companies to address the most complex, global labeling challenges, including GHS labeling requirements. The company's labeling solutions are designed to meet the rigors of GHS while supporting both large and small scale deployments with numerous products and packaging variations. To learn more about NiceLabel's GHS compliant labeling solutions or to try a live GHS cloud printing demo, please visit www.nicelabel.com/ghs or visit NiceLabel in kiosk 403 at the Oracle Value Chain Summit January 26th-28th, 2015 in San Jose, California.
NiceLabel, established in 1993, is the world's leading developer of barcode and RFID labeling solutions for SME and Enterprise. NiceLabel solutions help companies meet regulatory and compliance standards and reduce operational costs. NiceLabel's next generation platform is the most trusted label technology available, delivering unmatched productivity for label design, label lifecycle management, automated label printing from enterprise business applications and web printing for collaboration with business partners. The world's largest organizations rely on NiceLabel solutions to consolidate labeling, collaborate with their business partners and use their supply chain to provide strategic advantage. NiceLabel is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Oracle Gold Partner and SAP partner. NiceLabel is also the world's leading developer of Windows drivers for thermal label, color label and direct marking printers. Through its headquarters in the EU (Slovenia) and global offices in Germany, USA, Singapore and China, NiceLabel serves and supports its clients around the world.
Chemwatch is the world's foremost provider of Chemicals Management, (M)SDS Management, Authoring and Regulatory Compliance solutions. In serving the Global Chemicals Safety community for over 25 years Chemwatch has won the trust of more than 5,000 Clients worldwide; Chemwatch applications, data and services are used at more than 100,000 physical locations. Chemwatch is an international company, headquartered in Australia, with offices throughout Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific (20 offices in total), providing 24/7 Support around the globe. 4 out of 7 World's Largest Companies have chosen Chemwatch as their preferred provider of Health, Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Solutions.
SOURCE Nicelabel Americas Inc.