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New RTK Software features huge labeling database, ease of use
New RTK PRO software boasts an expansive database of RTK symbols and pictograms as well as superior ease of operation for creating your own in-house industrial-grade labels and signs.
By: Graphic Products, Inc.
Meant to work with the thermal transfer desktop printer, this software has been developed by Oregon-based Graphic Products, Inc., a company that has been in tune with the changing needs of industrial labeling and sign-printing for nearly 40 years. This most recent improvement in software is meant to increase the functionality, convenience, and effectiveness of the company’s premier label printer, the DuraLabel PRO.
The comprehensive software package is full of features designed to meet all your RTK labeling needs. In addition to coming preset with over 1,700 chemical names, users can add their own chemicals and information, which is automatically stored in the software’s database for future use. An easy-to-use auto-search function allows users to quickly locate a needed chemical and any pertinent details. This information is then automatically populated in the label fields. NFPA colors are outlined, and various pictograms for hazards and warnings are available as well.
While current regulations do not specify a standard format for labels, they do encourage that labels contain at least the identity of the hazardous chemical by common name, appropriate hazard warnings, and the name and address of the manufacturer, distributor, or responsible party.
Right to Know is heavily championed by OSHA and promotes employees’ right to know what types of hazards or potential dangers they could be exposed to in the workplace. A Right to Know movement emerged in the 1970s that was advocated by workers initially demanding to know what was being released into the air they breathed and in the water they drank. This campaign prompted a variety of state right-to-know laws, as well as many national standards and regulations, the most significant being the Hazard Communication Standard. This directive requires that all hazardous chemicals have an identification label. Additionally, employers are required to inform all workers of areas where hazardous materials are present, the location of the written hazard communication program, how to read and understand labels and MSDSs (Material Safety Data Sheets), and the hazards of all routine or non-routine tasks.
Graphic Products, Inc., being a top authority on OSHA requirements and RTK standards, can outfit any facility with the needed label printer and accompanying software to ensure such regulations are met. The homegrown company attributes its longtime success in the industry to its commitment to outstanding customer service and proven reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of superior industrial labeling printers and supplies. Find out more about the company, the DuraLabel PRO, or the new and improved RTK software by visiting their website, www.graphicproducts.com.