At Label Bar, we are leaders in our industry, supplying labels for the health and safety sector. We have over ten years of experience in the field, providing a great range of labels for our customers, including our focus for today: GHS hazard labels.
What are GHS Hazard Labels?
GHS labels are a kind of hazard sticker, which relates to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. GHS pictograms are displayed on these hazard labels. These pictograms are designed to be recognised internationally, without language barriers to stand in the way of important health and safety information and warnings. GHS hazard labels include two different sets of pictograms: those for labelling of containers and for workplace hazard warnings, and those for use during the transport of dangerous goods. Many of the pictograms for the workplace and those used for transportation carry the same symbols for the same hazards. There are less labels in the range for transport of dangerous goods as some are not used, but these are supplied in a wider choice of colours and can also include extra information, such as a subcategory number.
GHS Hazard Labels from Label Bar
The pictogram is the main feature of GHS labels, and at Label Bar, we can include other important information at the customers request. For example, you may choose for your labels to include a product ID, a signal word for emphasis (such as ‘danger’ or ‘warning’), a hazard statement (such as an alert to being flammable), a statement outlining how the product should be handled, and the identity of the supplier. Our GHS hazard labels measure at 100mm x 100mm as standard and are made from a thick and highly durable self-adhesive polyolefin. GHS hazard labels are available in packs of at least six labels, but it is possible to buy in bulk up to a thousand labels, with savings to be made when you buy higher quantities.
Types of GHS Hazard Labels
GHS labels for the workplace may include pictograms for physical hazards, health hazards, and environmental hazards. Transport pictograms include those for explosives, gases, flammable liquids and solids and other classes (oxidizing substances, organic peroxides, toxic substances, and corrosive substances). Physical hazards pictograms may show that something is explosive, flammable, oxidising, corrosive or containing compressed gas. Health hazard pictograms relay warnings of toxicity, a harmful substance or a risk of a general health hazard. Physical and health hazard pictograms include corrosives and environmental hazards. For transport explosive pictograms, there is a specific classification system, with the first class ranging in sensitivity to whether there is a risk of mass explosion to a fire hazard or minor blast, the second referring to both flammable and non-flammable gases, and toxic gases. Finally, the third and fourth class refers to flammable matter, and general substances liable to spontaneous combustion, or those which emit flammable gases when in contact with water.
If you would like more information about our range of GHS hazard labels, please get in contact with us via our web contact form, or by emailing us at Sales@LabelBar.co.uk. You can also speak to a member of the team directly by calling us on 01325 525 675. A member of our team would be happy to help you with any queries you may have for us.