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Techspray Products: QR Codes as New Safety Feature
QR code on label takes mobile devices to specs and warnings.
Amarillo, TX — Techspray is introducing a cutting-edge new safety feature that will be available on all chemical product packages by the end of 2012. QR Codes are being added, which provide near-instant access, with web-accessible smart phones and pads, to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and technical data sheets. When the company's QR Codes are scanned, users are immediately brought to the company mobile website page for that specific product. Once there, MSDS and data sheets can be viewed or e-mailed. This provides immediate and easy access to personal protection recommendations, chemical properties, NFPA and HMIS ratings, and other critical information.

QR Codes help customers maintain OSHA compliance, which requires that MSDS are readily available for all chemicals in use at a facility.

A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a matrix bar code that can encode over 4,000 characters, excellent for fast access to web addresses. Free programs ("apps"), available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Droid-based phones and other smart phones, read QR Codes and automatically open encoded web addresses.

The company's new labels with QR Codes give industrial customers instant access to the latest documentation at an ideal time. On March 20, 2012, OSHA announced the final rule updating its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. This change will further burden industrial chemical users with new documentation standards over the next several years.

The goal is to make technical specifications, instructions, and MSDS as accessible as possible. The mobile site uses the same database backbone as Techspray's website, so it is guaranteed to be the most up-to-date information available.

Contact: Techspray, P.O. Box 949, Amarillo, TX 79105 800-858-4043 fax: 806-372-8750 E-mail: Web:

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