Custom GHS Labels Explained
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (or GHS) is an international standardized set of criteria for labeling chemical containers, drums, and barrels. The goal of GHS is to consistently communicate hazard information and safety precautions to ensure proper handling and use of dangerous chemicals. Making custom GHS labels to your needs and specifications
At Coast Label, we are experts at helping you develop custom GHS labels that can accept the appropriate GHS just-in-time signifiers for your product. Not only can we print as much, or as little, custom information as you need, but we can work with you to develop the correct materials for your individual application.
Do you have printers currently on-site that you want to utilize? We have proven experience tailoring the correct materials and finish to fit and print within your chosen device. At the same time, we are equally adept at helping develop a new system, including media, printers, and durable ribbons. What to learn more about Designing Custom Just-in-Time Labels? See our White Paper.
THE SIX STANDARDIZED ELEMENTS OF A CUSTOM GHS LABEL
Once a chemical is classified, it’s important that the hazards are communicated through its labeling. Although labels may be formatted differently, GHS has standardized six basic elements that must be presented uniformly so as to clearly identify hazards and safety information. Those six standardized elements are as follow:
- Product identifier to define chemical ingredients
- Signal words such as “DANGER” or “WARNING”
- Hazard statements such as “Fatal if swallowed”
- Precautionary statements regarding storage, disposal and/or handling
- Company identifying information
- Hazard symbols or pictograms surrounded by a red diamond (Note: the red diamonds cannot be left blank
GHS Labels for Chemicals
We know it can be difficult to get GHS labels for chemicals. That’s why getting custom GHS labels is such a good option. We’ve been making GHS labels for chemicals years so we know how to create industry-approved custom labels compliant with the necessary hazard requirements.
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