NiceLabel and Chemwatch collaborate to offer free GHS Cloud printing solution, regulatory data

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 21, 2015

BROOKFIELD NiceLabel is announcing the launch of 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 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-designed 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.

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.

The GHS regulation affects any organization, such as laboratories in hospitals, universities, and schools, 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.

Chemwatch is the world's foremost provider of Chemicals Management, (M)SDS Management, Authoring and Regulatory Compliance solutions.

NiceLabel, established in 1993, is the world's leading developer of barcode and RFID labeling solutions for SME and Enterprise.