Industrial products are designed to perform industrial grade tasks. Consequently, they often deliver more efficacy than products that are designed for commercial or residential grade applications. However, along with the products’ increased power often comes elements of danger that the products’ end users should be aware of upfront.
One way to help ensure that industrial product users use the products safely is to list key safety information prominently on a product label that remains permanently affixed to the product. To show what we mean, below are five examples of critical information that helps protect industrial product users, and should be considered by any company seeking industrial label solutions for its products.
- Toxic Chemical Warnings
Industrial solvents commonly contain chemicals that are hazardous to human health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done an excellent job of regulating the use of toxic chemicals in industrial settings, but there are still hazardous chemicals that have yet to appear on the agency’s List of Lists. If your product contains a hazardous chemical whose usage requires special protective measures, identify the chemical on the product label.
- Fire Hazard Warning
Most liquids and solids that have a flashpoint, which is the temperature at which a substance combusts. Materials that have a low flashpoint ignite easier than materials that have a high flashpoint. If you market a product that has a flashpoint, indicating the flashpoint on the label can be helpful for preventing fires while the product is used or in the place where it is stored.
- Step-by-Step User Guide
If using your product involves performing several steps, listing the steps on the product label has two benefits: It helps ensure that the product is used safely, and it also helps ensure that the product is used correctly, which helps prevent rework. If you have a website that explains how to use the product, including the web address on the label would be a good idea, too.
- Drawings That Demonstrate Use
Drawings that demonstrate how to use a product are especially helpful for using products that have moving parts. Showing how the parts move helps the user operate the product without being injured, as it is set in motion. If you have a website that shows the product in use, including the web address on the label would be a good idea, as well.
- Disposal Indications
When it’s lifespan is over, can the product be placed in a trashcan or a dumpster? Can it be placed in a recycling bin? Does it need to be placed in a waste trap, where it stays until a waste removal company arrives? When disposing of a product has crucial safety implications, the preferred method of disposal should be spelled out somewhere in the product label.
Need Industrial Label Solutions for Product Safety?
If you sell an industrial product, one of your goals is presumably to make a nice profit. Industrial label solutions that feature critical safety information help you do this by assisting end users with using your product safely, which helps them avoid injuries that could lead to legal settlements.
To explore industrial label solutions for increasing the user safety of your products, please call us today at (262) 790-2740, or use our contact form. We look forward to providing you with stock label solutions or custom label alternatives that meet your specific requirements!