Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management
OSHA Requirements for Hazardous Material Labels
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).
As a result, workers should 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.
Changes to OSHA labeling requirements are available online.
**Updated** Create Your Own GHS Compliant Labels
To use Avery© brand labels to fix your labels of old chemicals that have deteriorated labels or to place secondary labels on your you can go to their web based software to create your own labels using one of the following links:
- Large Labels - (Avery Label #60502, 4L and larger containers)
- Medium Labels - (Avery Label #60504, 4L to 250ml containers)
- Small Labels - (Avery Label #60517, 250ml to large vials)
- Tiny Labels - (Avery Label #60518, very small vials only)
- Review our presentation on Secondary Chemical Container Labeling