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Chemical Drum Labels - Chemical Safety Labels - Hazmat Drum Labels - GHS

Northern Label understands the importance of chemical drum labels and chemical safety labels in the industrial workplace. Employees are handling drums and containers of potentially explosive and corrosive chemicals and biohazard materials, so safety is absolutely critical. Hazmat labels ensure employer compliance with the Right-to-Know regulation. Northern offers GHS, IMDG, NFPA, OSHA, and BS 5609 compliant labels. With the new GHS standard for chemical labels on the horizon for 2015, we can assist you with getting your chemical labels in compliance.

Durable - Permanent - Weather Resistant

Northern features custom four color printing of labels in standard NFPA diamond or color bar formats. Our labels have outstanding chemical and abrasion resistance with strong adhesion to 55 gallon metal drums. As shown by our numerous chemical label examples below, we're a proven, qualified chemical drum labeling manufacturer focused on the needs of industrial, petroleum, and chemical companies.

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  • 4 Mil & 2.5 Mil Polyester Chemical Label TEST Sheets
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  • 55 Gallon Chemical Drum Labels
  • Blank Drum Labels
  • Chemical Drum Label Sheets
  • Chemical Warning Labels
  • DOT Hazard Labels
  • Flammable, Toxic, Explosive Chemical Labels
  • GHS Chemical Labels
  • Hazardous Chemical Labels
  • Hazmat Drum Labels
  • NFPA Chemical Hazard Labels
  • Polyester Drum Labels
  • Preprinted Chemical Labels
  • Vinyl Drum Labels
  • Waterproof Chemical Labels
All Chemical Labels and Chemical Drum Labels Under the New GHS Standard Must Include:

Product Identifier

technical name, chemical mixture, ingredient names

Signal Word

"Danger" or "Warning" for less severe hazards

GHS Hazard Pictograms

standardized symbol displayed to alert users of chemical hazards

Hazard Statements

phrases pertaining to hazard class describing the nature and severity of hazard

Precautionary Statements

recommended measures taken to aid in adverse effects from exposure

Supplier Identification

name, address, and telephone number of product manufacturer or supplier

OSHA has adopted new hazardous chemical labeling requirements as a part of its recent revision of the Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200 (HCS), bringing it into alignment with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). These changes will help ensure improved quality and consistency in the classification and labeling of all chemicals, and will also enhance worker comprehension. As a result, workers will have better information available on the safe handling and use of hazardous chemicals, thereby allowing them to avoid injuries and illnesses related to exposures to hazardous chemicals.

BS 5609 Complaint Labels

The British Standard BS 5609 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 BS 5609 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 BS 5609 certification.


We supply chemical labels that are applicable in the following industries:

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


NFPA Labels

NFPA 704 Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response is a standard maintained by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In order to make consumers aware of the dangers of certain chemicals, the NFPA has come up with a system to indicate the health, reactivity, and flammability of chemicals.

Northern Label offers custom chemical safety labels corresponding to the NFPA hazard ratings noted below. This system includes the use of number and color codes in which red stands for flammability, yellow for reactivity, blue for health, and white for special precautions..

Hazard Ratings Summary:

Health – Blue

4 – Danger – Can be fatal even with shot exposure, protective equipment is required.

3 – Warning – Material is toxic or corrosive, skin contact and inhalation should be avoided.

2 – Warning – Can be harmful if absorbed or inhaled.

1 – Caution – Can cause minor irritation

0 – No known hazard.

Reactivity – Yellow

4 – Danger – At room temperature, the material is explosive.

3 – Danger – Can be explosive if mixed with water, heated under confinement, or shocked.

2 – Warning – Unstable and can react violently when mixed with water.

1 – Caution – Can react when mixed with water or heated but not violently.

0 – Stable – When mixed with water, material is not reactive.

Flammability – Red

4 – Danger – An extremely flammable gas or liquid.

3 – Warning – Flammable liquid with a flash point below 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

2 – Caution – A combustible liquid that has a flash point between 100 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

1 – Combustible when heated.

0 – Not combustible.

Special Precautions – White

Oxy – Oxidizing Agent

W – Water Reactive


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Northern Label can supply the following chemical labels:
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