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Hazardous Waste Labels - Custom Label Manufacturer

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Northern Label can help you comply to the governmental guides for labeling hazardous waste drums and containers. If you manufacture chemicals, cleaning agents, chlorine or other potentially hazardous products or have waste byproducts, our labels will withstand the possible defacement and disfigurement.

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There is no uniform hazardous waste marking format, but the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide regulatory guidelines on this topic. If you generate small or large quantities of hazardous waste, you will need to comply with container requirements. The first step to ensure that you properly mark and label all hazardous waste containers.

Hazardous Waste Labeling

Labels are the diamond-shaped warning signs meant to convey the hazard of the contained waste by the DOT. Examples include “flammable liquid”, “poison”, and “corrosive”.

Each hazardous waste label needs to be:

  • At least 4” x 4”
  • The proper print style, color, and border, and completely visible and not partially hidden by another object or sign, or placed on parts of a container not easily seen.
  • If more than one label is necessary, the labels should be placed next to each other with six inches of space in between, and the label describing the primary hazard should be placed above and to the left of the labels describing subsidiary hazards.

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Hazardous Waste Labels

Yellow Triangle

Hazardous Warning Labels

Printed 4 mil automotive grade vinyl with extreme aggressive adhesive and outdoor automotive grade fade resistant inks.

Our hazardous waste labels for drums and containers are developed for any type of drum labeling application, including oily surface, reflective, magnetic, and high-tack labeling material. Label materials and custom label services include:

  • Paper
  • Vinyl
  • Film
  • Foil
  • Polyester
  • Thermal Transfer
  • Premask
  • Tamper Evident
  • Smudgeproof
  • Weather Resistant
  • Consecutive Numbering / Bar Code Labels
  • Digital Printing / Die-Cutting
  • Prototypes
  • Roll-to-Roll
  • Fanfolding
  • PinFeeds
  • Sheeted
  • UV Varnish or Laminate
  • Back Slit
  • Preprinting for Thermal Transfer
  • Tamper Resistant
  • Smudge Proof Coating

GHS Pictograms and Hazardous Waste Labeling

If you are not familiar with the hazard symbols used to classify and label chemicals under new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) rules, the following information will help you. Use this reference to help identify GHS pictograms, labels, and images, and understand what they mean. They define specific hazards to help you work safely around hazardous waste or chemicals.

GHS Pictograms
Chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors must label drums of hazardous chemicals with the appropriate elements listed below:

1. Product Identifier

Chemical name exactly as it is on the SDS. If the mixture is covered by UN model regulations for transport of dangerous goods, the UN shipping name should also appear on the label.

2. Signal Word

The appropriate signal word should be printed on the drum label that corresponds to the class of the most severe hazard - "Danger" for more severe or "Warning" for less severe. The label should contain only one signal word.

3. Hazard Statements(s)

Standardized statements assigned to a hazard class and category describing the nature and degree of the hazard(s) of a chemical.

4. Pictograms*

The are nine GHS pictograms, shown above, to choose from that have common characteristics of the black symbol within a red diamond border. Each are intended to convey information about the hazards of a chemical. Note: Certain GHS pictograms should not be present together when pertaining to the same chemical hazard to avoid confusion. If a transport pictogram is present, a GHS pictogram for the same hazard should not be displayed.

5. Precautionary Statement(s)

Phrases describing recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to hazardous chemical, or improper storage or handling of a hazardous chemical.

6. Supplier Identification

Name, address, and telephone number of the chemical manufacturer, importer, or distributor of the substance or mixture should be provided on the chemical drum label.

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  • 4 Mil & 2.5 Mil Label TEST Sheets
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We supply pressure sensitive labels that are applicable in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Health and Beauty
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Chemical Solutions
  • Shipping/Receiving
  • Food Products
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive

FREE Pressure Sensitive Label Sample Kit

Fill-out the form on the right and received our FREE Sample Kit.

"Try our labels before you buy them. On us"


  • 4 Mil & 2.5 Mil Label TEST Sheets
  • Price Lists for Blank or Printed Labels

If interested, please call for pricing.

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