Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

Brandywine designs, engineers and manufacturers all of our GHS label products. Every element is carefully considered to maximize its effectiveness in your operating environment, from industry-specific top coatings and face stocks, to exclusive pressure-sensitive adhesive coating processes and coated liner construction. At Brandywine, we offer innovative, well-tested and proven solutions.

What is GHS?

As of June 1, 2015, all chemical drum labels must comply with OSHA’s new standards outlined in the HazCom2012 Final rule. These rule changes bring the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – or GHS for short. Drum labels must now be labeled with “very specific elements, including pictograms, signal words, and various hazard and precautionary statements” to be considered OSHA compliant labels.

GHS Best Implemented with On-demand Label Printing

Brandywine successfully implemented GHS with our drum label customers to meet the 2015 deadline. We found that the GHS requirements for labelling content were best managed with on-demand label printing, which allowed easy changes between similar products that had different GHS pictograms or slight content differences based on container size.

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