Putting labels on materials helps you understand what the materials are used for. Labels also let you know if a substance or object is hazardous. This is especially important in the workplace, wherein workers are exposed to a variety of equipment, chemicals, or electronics every day.
Here’s a closer look at the applications of identification or safety labels:
Tamper Seal Labels
Tamper seal labels are the ones you see in newly-acquired computers, appliances or any other equipment. They usually have something like “warranty void if seal is broken”. These labels are put on new materials to warn people against using them without permission. Once the label or seal is torn, it means the material has been used or tampered with.
General Safety Labels
These labels are used for many things, such as consumables that have expiry dates. You have to specify on their labels the time of their expiration so that consumers wouldn’t get sick from eating them. In industrial settings, such as factories, the labels put on hazardous objects notify workers about high voltage, sharp edges of a machine, or chemical risks.
Cable and Wire Markers
In the office setting, many electronics such as computers, printers and phones rely on cables and wires for connections. If there are many cables and wires in your workplace, you might be confused as to where they should be used. If you plug them into any electronic device incorrectly, this could cause fire or electrocution. To prevent this, cable and wire markers can be attached to identify each cord properly.
Labels bring several benefits to industries whether it’s in an office or a factory setting. Labels help you identify materials, determine if something has been tampered with or warn you about hazards. Thanks to labels, workplaces become safer and more organised.