GHS Chemical Labeling Compliance Deadline Was December 1, 2015

By: Sipriano Vidales, Business Development | Dec. 4, 2015


Another OSHA deadline has officially come and gone. As of December 1, 2015, all chemical containers should be shipped with GHS-compliant labels. If you are a distributor and you still have stock with non-GHS labels, those labels must be updated. If you are an end user and you receive a container with a noncompliant label after December 1st, you should request a compliant label from the distributor. Are your labels for in-stock items up to date?

GHS compliant labels must include the following:

The signal word
The hazard statement
The precautionary statement
The appropriate pictograms

If you are still working to achieve compliance, Focus Systems™ can help. Our GHS compliant software,
ChemScribe®, allows you to easily create and print chemical labels using the built in label generator, LabelPro™. All the required GHS elements from your SDS automatically export to LablePro® ensuring that your label is GHS compliant. Users can use the pre-designed template included in LabelPro®, or export directly to other print engines (Bartender, Illustrator, Publisher, etc.) for more customized labels. Check out some examples of custom built labels here.

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