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What is the difference between a label and a placard?

By Corie Doyle | Last updated: February 5, 2023
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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.

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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