GHS Labeling Regulations -

Are You Compliant?

Trebnick can help you stay compliant whether you want to do it yourself, or have us handle it for you.




Changes to the way you label your chemical products are needed due to the recent regulations associated with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Therefore, OSHA has updated the requirements for labeling of hazardous chemicals under its Hazard Communication Standard.


GHS requires manufacturers/importers of chemical substances to adopt the standard by December 2015, in the USA.


All labels will be required to have:


  1. Pictograms

  2. Signal Word

  3. Hazard

  4. Precautionary Statements

  5. Product Identifier

  6. Supplier Identification



Label Sizes

In addition, GHS labeling regulations require different minimum label sizes depending on the capacity of the container. Labels must be manufactured from a material that is resistant to the damage caused by exposure to the specific chemical.


Do-it-yourself – with preprinted or print-your-own labels, or our print-on-demand cloud solution.


Many chemical manufacturers today are finding it much more cost-effective to print GHS labels in-house as part of their packaging process due to the many different formats, sizes and configurations required for labeling chemical products. Our print-on-demand cloud solution is a cost effective service (eliminating the need for expensive software) to get custom GHS labels, when you need them.


  • Use pre-printed labels with your own thermal transfer barcode label printer.


Trebnick is your contact for barcode label printers, pre-printed chemical-resistant thermal transfer GHS labels, chemical-resistant resin thermal transfer ribbon, and the label printing software. The areas of the label that require an additional color (usually red) is pre-printed on the label. You then have control of on-demand printing of elements such as pictograms, barcodes, signal words, and other text in black using the barcode label printer.


  • Print GHS labels with a full color inkjet printer.


Trebnick can provide you with the color inkjet printer, blank chemical-resistant inkjet GHS labels, chemical-resistant printer ink and the label printing software needed to print all of your labels in-house and on-demand. With the GHS-approved chemical-resistant inkjet label materials and inks now available, this option reduces your need for pre-printed label inventory and provides additional in-house label printing efficiency and flexibility beyond traditional

one-color printing.



Let Trebnick Handle It!


We are capable of specialty process printing and can print up to 16-colors on all types of label materials with superior custom adhesives, including the maritime salt water adhesives compliant with British Standard 5609 for maritime shipments — important for GHS chemical labeling. We offer customer managed and owned inventory, supplier owned inventory (managed with client), Print & Hold programs, and flexible fulfillment options.

With our extensive labeling knowledge and expertise, Trebnick can help with your GHS label needs in the most efficient and cost-effective methods — tailored to your business! 

vendor-managed inventory system allows us to design a customized program to meet your objectives along with the ability to execute your program with flawless service. 

Need help understanding the requirements, or need help with your label design? Contact us! We look forward to helping you through these important requirements.



Need to know more? Call or email us for a free GHS Label Review!



We understand that time is running out to become GHS compliant. We welcome the opportunity to review your drum label needs and provide you with a 100% GHS compliant label solution.


Trebnick has many options for getting any size company up-and-running quickly with a GHS compliant solution that works best for you.


It’s easy to get started. Call us toll free 866.229.0601 or email us for a free Trebnick GHS Label Review.