GHS, IMDG and Petrochemical Drum Labeling

Led by Reliance’s web-based Vision® GHS labeling software, we are a leader in bulk container labeling. With our qualified materials, manufacturing best practices, inventory management and next day shipping options, Reliance is your partner for "worry-free" labeling solutions. Our Petroleum and Chemical label products accommodate IBC's, totes, 55-gallon drums and 5 gallon pail containers.

GHS Labeling

Reliance's GHS drum labels are available in vinyl and polyester materials and can be ordered in standard 8.5" by 11" and 8.5 by 14" sizes through our convenient online stock label ordering program.

GHS On-Demand Printing System

Our on-demand GHS compliant system package includes GHS drum labels, label printing software and a four color printer, all conveniently priced and packaged together!

Reliance's GHS Label Products Include:

- GHS Drum Labels

- GHS Container Labels (Totes & IBC's)

- GHS Pail and Custom Sized Labels

- GHS Label Printing Software

- Inkjet Printers

- Laser Printers

- Thermal Transfer Printers

- Print Consumables

- DOT Hazmat Warning Labels

Reliance Hazardous Container Labels Include:

- Durable, fade-resistant label material is matched, through our consulting process, to meet your specific application requirements.

- Lay-flat liners for hassle-free application and processing.

- High-quality adhesives adhere to steel, plastic and fiber containers.

- Proprietary top-coating provides optimum toner anchorage for monochrome and color laser printing

- Up to six colorfast durable inks available in Flexographic printing process

- Standard sizes 8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14"

- Custom label sizes including large 11" x 17' labels

- BS 5609 certified materials available

Example of GHS compliant 8.5" by 14" Drum Label

Label Image Durability

Label image durability is critical when complying with any labeling standard including DOT, GHS, HazCom and IMDG. According to the new OSHA HazCom 2012 standard, the precautionary text and color image must remain identifiable and readable. All of Reliance's labels are rigorously tested for material and image durability and comply with GHS, HazCom and IMDG material regulations. For those needing a BS 5609 certified label we offer our Global Label™ that is BS 5609 material and image certified.

Take the Reliance Challenge!

The Reliance Durability Challenge tests your current label and image against our imaged label to see how durable your current label image is compared to ours!

Here's how it works:

- We send you our product

- You print on our product and your product

- You send both imaged samples to us

- We conduct a FREE label durability test, utilizing the BS5609 salt water immersion and abrasion test criteria

- We send you a formal report with the results!

If you are not presently a Reliance customer, you may be surprised with the results, unacceptable image durability may expose your company to liabilities.

GHS, CLP, Hazcom (HCS), IMDG and BS5609 Labeling

Hazardous labeling requirements have changed within the past few years. GHS, CLP, HCS and IMDG labeling regulations need to be followed depending upon which country you are shipping to and the method you are using to ship. Reliance understands that meeting these labeling requirements can be complicated and confusing. We have listed basic information below regarding each standard in order to help you understand these requirements.

GHS and CLP Requirements for Container Labeling

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS) regulations were adopted by the United Nations in 2003. The GHS includes criteria for the classification of health, physical and environmental hazards, as well as specifying what information should be included on labels of hazardous chemicals as well as safety data sheets. GHS regulations require petroleum and chemical companies shipping hazardous products into and within the European Union to print the updated GHS color pictograms on all self-adhesive container labels. CLP refers to the European Union regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures.

*As GHS regulations are adopted on a global basis, each country may include different disclosure requirements and
may implement on different timetables.

OSHA Hazcom (HCS) compliance in the United States

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's adopted the EU's GHS regulations within their updated Hazard Communication Standard 2012 regulations, May 25, 2012. Regulation is now in full implementation.
The changes OSHA and HCS made brings the US into alignment with GHS regulation. The standards require chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the chemicals they product or import and provide hazard information on labels on containers and safety data sheets to inform employers and workers of all potential hazards. The standard was modified to provide a single set of harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards and specifies hazard communication elements for labeling and safety data sheets.

IMDG Compliant Labeling

When shipping over international waterways, the container label must comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code, which requires the printed label to withstand 90 days submersion in saltwater. Reliance offers several IMDG compliant chemical labels to meet these regulations. These include our drum, pail, tote and IBC container labels. Reliance also offer custom sized IMDG compliant container labels.

BS5609 Certification

The British Standard, BS5609, is the "Marine Immersion Label Testing" standard. It outlines durability requirements for pressure-sensitive labels used to identify hazardous chemicals being transported by sea. The BS5609 certification is a two-part certification for both the label material and the printed information on the label. Both elements must be tested successfully, as evidenced by separate certifications, for a label to achieve the BS5609 certification.

*Reliance Label Solutions' Global Label material, when printed with the Lexmark C792 color laser printer and toner, has received the BS5609 certification.

Let Reliance Label Solutions be your GHS, IMDG and Petrochemical drum labeling solution!