Hazard Communications

An approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and Safety Data Sheets. This sets the standard for storage, disposal, and usage of chemicals.

Globally Harmonized System Label (GHS Label)

GHS Label Breakdown

GHS Label

All hazardous chemicals shipped after June 1,2015, must be labeled with specified elements including pictograms, signal words and hazard and precautionary statements.

Select the sections of the GHS label that must appear in order to be OSHA compliant (select all that apply).

  • Product Identifier
  • Signal Word
  • OSHA Contact information and e-mail address
  • Company EHS Managers Name and email address
  • Pictograms

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

SDS Forms

The SDS includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical.

Where are SDS's located?

SDS Location 1

The main location of SDS's is in the middle of the plant below the Safety Monitor. 

SDS Location 2

Underneath the stairs in the fulfillment warehouse you can locate one of the SDS books.

Where are the 2 SDS location at the Mercury TFS?

  • On the 2nd floor outside customer service
  • In fulfillment under the stairwell
  • in Fulfillment over by the receiving area
  • In the middle of the plant under the safety monitor

What content is available on an SDS?

  • Where you should have you Safety Data Sheets located in your Plant or Warehouse.
  • Properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards
  • How many fire departments must inspect the area before a chemical can be stored in that area.
  • How high the SDS books must be hung off the ground in order to stay compliant.

Waste area located in the Fulfillment warehouse

Our waste area houses the water based ink waste and the aerosol puncture station.

Water Based Ink Waste

The DTG printers collect ink dripping from the printer heads during the normal operations. This ink is collected into a storage bin on the machine and later emptied into these blue drums located in the waste area. The ink is water based so it is not toxic.

Aerosol Puncture Station

Screen printing uses aerosol spray adhesive to keep garments from slipping during printing. To avoid having any toxic waste we use this station to puncture the cans and drain any remaining adhesive and/or aerosol into a storage drum to be discarded professionally. 

Blue Ink Waste Drums

Chemical waste area shall be kept clean and orderly at all times 

  • Do not over fill waste containers 

  • Clean up any spills immediately 

    • It is not acceptable to leave spills for someone else to clean up.

Aerosol Recycling

All aerosol cans can be Recycled

  • All aerosol cans must be punctured before they are placed in the recycling bin. 
  • Do not puncture aerosol cans until they are completely empty 
  • An empty, non-punctured aerosol can is considered hazardous waste

What do we store in the large blue drums in the waste area?

  • Cleaning materials used to clean ink off the floors
  • Punctured aerosol cans
  • Ink waste
  • Used cleaning supplies

Untitled statement question

  • If an aerosol can has been punctured and the contents emptied than it is not considered toxic waste.
  • A non-puncture aerosol can is allowed to be recycled.