July 4, 2023
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Hazardous substances require clear labelling to ensure the safety of users and workers. The Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) are important standards in this area. In this blog post, we would like to introduce you to the importance of GHS and REACH, explain the differences between the two sets of regulations and highlight the benefits of our new GHS and REACH compliant labels in 100x100mm and 50x50mm format.
Uniform labelling of chemicals worldwide
GHS is an international system that standardises the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals. Its main objective is to provide uniform global standards for the communication of hazardous substances. GHS includes the following elements:
Classification: GHS establishes criteria to classify chemicals based on their physical, health and environmental hazards. This facilitates the identification of hazards.
Labelling: GHS labels play a crucial role in the clear labelling of hazardous substances. With clear pictograms and hazard statements in red, white and black, they quickly show users the hazards present and enable appropriate protective measures to be taken. Together, GHS labels provide important information for the safe handling and storage of hazardous substances.
Packaging: GHS also includes regulations for the safe packaging of chemicals to ensure their transport.
Regulation and safety of chemicals in the EU
REACH is a European Union regulation that governs the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals. It focuses on the safety of chemicals in the EU and has the following priorities:
Registration: companies that manufacture or import chemicals in quantities of one tonne or more per year must register them with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This must include comprehensive information on the properties and use of the chemicals.
Authorisation: Certain substances of very high concern may be subject to authorisation. The use of such substances may be restricted or banned unless a specific authorisation is granted.
Restriction: REACH allows the use of certain hazardous chemicals to be regulated by restrictions or bans in order to minimise risks.
Dealing with hazardous substances is not only about meeting legal requirements, but also about the responsibility to protect employees and customers from potential hazards. GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) are two important frameworks that are applied worldwide to ensure uniform standards for labelling and safe handling of hazardous substances.
GHS and REACH compliant labels are like the reliable pilots that guide us through the complex world of hazardous substances. They help to identify risks by displaying clear pictograms, signal words and hazard statements. With their precise and uniform design, they not only facilitate the identification of hazards, but also communication and understanding between all parties involved.
Made in Germany from high quality polypropylene (PP) and featuring a strong adhesive, our labels are designed to withstand the challenges of different working environments. Whether extreme temperatures or other difficult conditions, these labels reliably stick and ensure long-term legibility of information.
Get ready to meet your compliance goals and protect your employees and customers with our high quality GHS and REACH compliant labels in 100x100mm and 50x50mm format!
Our new GHS and REACH compliant labels in 100x100mm or 50x50mm format offer a variety of specifications to meet secure labelling requirements:
Validity: GHS / REACH
Our labels meet the requirements according to GHS / REACH and thus ensure compliance with the European regulations for chemical substances.
Fulfilment: Sheets or rolls
The labels are supplied as sheets or on rolls and can be easily peeled off and applied to the corresponding containers.
Certification: BS 5609 Sektion III
The labels are certified to BS 5609 Section III, which means they can withstand extreme conditions, including salt water resistance and resistance to abrasion and chemicals.
Temperature range: -40 °C to +60 °C
Our labels are suitable for a wide temperature range from -40 °C to +60 °C and maintain their adhesion and legibility under extreme conditions.
Label width and height: 100×100 / 50×50
The labels have a standardised format of 100x100mm or 50x50mm, which is often used in industry and allows for good legibility and visibility.
Material: Polypropylen (PP)
The labels are made of polypropylene (PP), a hard-wearing and weather-resistant material that ensures long durability.
Both GHS and REACH are important sets of rules for the regulation and safety of chemicals. While GHS aims at the uniform labelling of hazardous substances worldwide, REACH focuses on the regulation of chemicals in the European Union. Our new GHS and REACH compliant labels in 100x100mm or 50x50mm format meet the relevant requirements and offer an optimal solution for the safe labelling of chemicals according to international and European standards. Order our high-quality labels today and ensure that your hazardous substances are labelled according to the applicable regulations!
Our labels are durable and resistant to the elements. They are specially designed for use in demanding environments and offer excellent adhesion to a wide range of surfaces. Whether it’s extreme temperatures, humidity or other adverse conditions, the marking remains clear and legible.
Quality and customer satisfaction are paramount at BOXLAB Services. Our GHS labels meet the highest standards and have been carefully designed to provide a reliable labelling solution. We rely on durable materials and strict quality controls to ensure you receive a first-class product.