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GHS Labels for Chemical Transport

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By June 1, 2015 OSHA will have rolled out full regulations and procedures for chemical transport based on compliance with GHS standards.

Are your labels ready?

The Global Harmonized System, used for labeling hazardous chemicals for transport, is a huge step in making transportation safer for everyone involved.

According to OSHA:

“The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labelling of chemicals. It is a logical and comprehensive approach to:

  • Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals;
  • Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and
  • Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).”

For more information on, and a guide to GHS, check out this documentation from OSHA. It is a very large and thorough page. It should be able to help you with any questions you may have regarding standards and regulations.

We, at Frontier Label, are committed to helping our customers with any labeling needs they may have. We are pursuing certification for BS5609 custom labels. We believe that digital printing can be a big help for small companies that need to comply with new standards and possibly replace labels that they currently use that are not in compliance.

While we cannot give interpretation or counsel concerning the actual guidelines and standards of GHS, we have the ability to quickly and affordably print new runs of custom labels for chemicals. OSHA has provided an example of label which complies and have the correct pictograms, signal words, and hazard statements.

If you need help with any standards or guidelines, please reach out to OSHA or a qualified consultant.

We would love to help you in any way that we can. Give us a call at 877-277-4682 or click  the “Live Chat” link at the bottom of this page.

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