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What is the difference between a label and a placard?

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By Corie Doyle | Last updated: November 14, 2016
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What is the difference between a label and a placard?

Corie: Label and a placard: big difference is whether something has a way of moving down the rail or the road. So, a label goes on what we call a small means of containment that less than 450-liter package, which would be your typical box or something that gets loaded onto a truck. That gets a label.


The truck that the package gets loaded onto gets placards. So, placards, there's Tracey showing a picture of placard there. Placards get put on something that's moving down the road or the rail for example.

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Labels and placards are two different kinds of safety marks. Labels get put on small means of containment; placards get put on vehicles or large means of containment.





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Written by Corie Doyle | Product Development Manager

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Corie is a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend, and keeping her family and friends safe is the foundation for her passion for safety.

She began her career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in British Columbia, then moved into radiochemical production and safety.

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